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Hepworth

Military site : airfield

A satellite station of Advanced Air Depot Honington. Work to complete this proposed bomber base was slow and still incomplete in April 1944 when it was renamed Shepherd's Grove, remaining unoccupied by 8th Air Force for the duration.
Opened for use by RAF in 1944; until 1963 a Thor missile base; some remaining buildings but returned to agricultural use.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 1991).
http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/index.htm

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