Record Site Plan of Site 5
Site 5 -
Communal Living Area (Mitchell Hall)
Site 5 was located
between 'big wood' and 'ladies walk wood' to the South.
The site could be
approached by a roadway on Burtonwood Road opposite gate
12 at the North end of BRD site.
Also, access could
be gained from site 4.
The site buildings
were laid out around a 'loop' road.
The site got its
name 'Billy Mitchell' who was regarded as the father of
the United States Air Force.
Also, the North
American B25 Mitchell aircraft was named after him.
The site was
completed in 1943 with 174 nissan huts being
In 1947 the site was
In addition to the
nissan huts the site housed the mess hall & dining hall,
flight kitchen, mail rooms, theatre, dark room, hobby
shop, chaplin centre, American Red Cross, boiler houses,
water tower & the supply buildings.
When the Americans
left there was no further use for site 5 and the site
closed in the early 1960's.
5 Mess Hall Showing the Prop with 'Bill Mit-Chell Hall'
with a Badge on the Boss which is the 8th Air Force
with a 'BM' in the Middle for 'Billy Mitchell During
PX (Post Exchange) 1950's.
Chapel Next to the Library 1950's.
Site 5 June 1957.
dating back to WW2 can be found today (2015)
The carvings look like it says 'USAAF' &
'1944' & Baron
This tree is on
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