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Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)
Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)
Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)
Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)
Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)
Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)
Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)
Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)
Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)
Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)

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The immensely impressive memorial is set between two flag posts, flying the American and British flags. One of the 96th's B- 17 flying fortress' lifts off over the mound marking the edge of Snetterton racetrack, with a huge vapour trail from each of its four engines. The intentions were set out in the planning application (undated) on their website. The 96th Bomb Group decided to erect the memorial to supplement the memorial Learning Centre and Museum at New Eccles Hall School and chapel and stained-glass window in the south nave of St Andrew Quidenham, unveiled in 1944, to achieve ‘an outstanding memorial and lasting historical marker to the former airfield and the men who served there. Noting that it was particularly significant since, unlike many other former U.

Title

Memorial to the USAAF 96th Bomb Group (H)

Date

1999–2001

Medium

steel & concrete

Measurements

H 1200 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 1200 x W 1200 x D (?) cm

Accession number

NR16_RHT_S776

Work type

Monument

Owner

Snetterton Racetrack/96th Bomb Group

Custodian

Snetterton Racetrack/96th Bomb Group

Work status

extant

Listing date

17/05/02

Access

at all times

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Located at

Snetterton Racetrack, Snetterton

NR16 2JU

At the entrance to Snetterton racetrack.