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Bures

Military site : non-airfield

Advance Ammunition Parks used by the RAF were often enlarged to include USAAF munitions. These dumps which might exploit natural cave systems or dense woodland, also included concrete structures as a means of protection. Some were also used to store poison gas bombs or chemical weapons.

Exact location unknown.

Detailed history

Detailed information about the construction of this large network of storage spaces and the roads that connected them is available here: http://www.bures.me.uk/FAD/trialpage.htm

Referred to as 'Hill Farm' in at least one USAAF official document.

English Heritage's record description

Not yet known

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  • Grubb

    Military | Colonel | Wing Commander
    Wing Commander, 8th Air Force Combat Support Wing. Colonel Grubb conducted an inspection tour of 8th AF Combat Support Wing Installations commencing 1st Nov. 1943. At Col. Grubb's request he was accompanied by Colonel Ganoe. They were also...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2015 09:44:43 Lucy May Changes to known as and history
Sources

Research by Alan Beales on http://www.bures.me.uk/FAD/trialpage.htm

Research using official USAAF documents by Duncan Simpson.

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.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/58/a3134558.shtml

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