Site 2

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Record Site Plan of Site 2

Site 2 - Communal Living Area (Wagner Hall)

Site 2 was the largest living site on the airbase and was located South of Mary Ann Site.

Originally built for the RAF but was taken over by the USAAF in 1942.

132 nissan huts & 10 gerard huts were constructed by the end of 1943.

The site housed the mess halls, theatre, chapel, morgue, dentist & the base hospital.

The USAF left at the end of the 1950's & the site was no longer required & was demolished in the 1970's.

Most of site 2 now lies under Whittle Hall housing estate.
 

Nissan Huts on Site 2

Site 2 SSGT H.E. Miller Air Traffic Control 1945.

Site 2 Living Area June 1957.

One of The Only Remaining Blast Shelters on
Site 2 on the South East Corner of Site 2.

These Blast Shelters Clearly Afforded No Protection From a Direct Hit,
But a Swift and Safe Retreat From the Possibility of Blast Effects.

A Reinforced Concrete Overhead Electricity Cable
Stanchion on Site 2 Near to the Blast Shelter (above).

Site 2 - Tiled Floor Remains Near Concrete Overhead Electricity Cable Stanchion

Site 2 - Reinforced Concrete Overhead Electricity
Cable Stanchion (
BEFORE Clearance of Trees 2015)

Same Reinforced Concrete Overhead Electricity
Cable Stanchion (
AFTER Clearance of Trees 2016)

More Pictures etc Coming Soon Regarding Site 2 .....

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