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  • united kingdom Hethel

    Wymondham, Norfolk, England

    United Kingdom





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    7.0025EGG72 Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, England
    7.9170 Forncett St Peter, England
    9.4155 Long Stratton, England
    11.2229EGSV Old Buckenham, England
    14.5029EGSH Norwich Airport, England
    14.7027 Horsham St. Faith, England



    1942 to 1947

    52° 33' 44.75'' N - 1° 10' 35.02'' E
    2.3nm ESE of Wymondham
    ICAO: EGSKIATA:
    Elevation: 160 feet




    History of this Location


    The USAAF 389th Bomb Group was resident during WWII and after war it eventually was bought as the Lotus high performance car manufacturing and test plant. Parts of the original runways have been returned to farm land, but the taxi-ways have been improved as part of the test track. By c 2000, Proton Cars had also set up its UK head office on the site.

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