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.

Each communal living site at Burtonwood was
named after a famous American person.

 Here colonel Scott is revealing the
sign 'Wagner Hall' for site 2 During WW2.

The airbase hospital on site 2.

Nurse outside the hospital site ..

Inside the Hospital.



Inside the Hospital.



Inside the Hospital.




Site 2 Living Area June 1957.

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

The construction of Whittle Avenue has since bisected site 2.

The 2 blast shelters are located on the east side of the
avenue in a wooded area near Wensleydale close.

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

Blast shelter drawing plan, to air ministry, drawing number 2360/41.

Blast Shelter.




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

The top of an electricity overhead wooden
pole, on the east side of whittle avenue.

Site 2 - Tiled Floor Remains on The West Side of Whittle
Avenue 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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