The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, Diss

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The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, located in the original control tower and other remaining buildings of the RAF Thorpe Abbotts airfield east of Diss in Norfolk is dedicated to the American soldiers and members of the US 8th Air Force who fought with the allies in Norfolk in World War II. The area also became known as the "Fields of Little America" due to the number of Americans stationed there.
The entire former control tower is now museum space that highlights documents, photographs, uniforms and service equipment, plus a recreation of the original teleprinter room. The museum's collection includes a number of maps and other war-related artefacts from World War II's effects on the soldiers stationed there and how the group eventually came to be called the "Bloody Hundredth".
The roof of the control tower is known as the glasshouse, from where the remaining airstrips are visible. It remains as it was when the airfield was operational with the addition of a model of the airbase in the 1940s. By using our Diss online visit planner, you can arrange your visit to The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum and other attractions in Diss.
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  • Amazing insight into local area and US base during WW2.. loved the personal stories as well as the factual information. Great exhibits and memorabilia of a bygone time 
    Amazing insight into local area and US base during WW2.. loved the personal stories as well as the factual information. Great exhibits and memorabilia of a bygone time  more »
  • Fantastic place. Control tower was great and seeing the area took you back in time. Volunteers were fantastic, helpful and friendly. Great cafe too. Will definitely be visiting again. 
    Fantastic place. Control tower was great and seeing the area took you back in time. Volunteers were fantastic, helpful and friendly. Great cafe too. Will definitely be visiting again.  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit. Local history and a memorial to those who served. Fantastic volunteers. Will definitely be visiting again. Great cafe. Relaxed friendly atmosphere.
  • To start the volunteer work group are friendly and knowledgeable and are about to answer questions. The displays of artifacts from American flight crews is comprehensive and really it takes time to study them all. It is impossible to fit the museum collection in one day, so I highly recommend a visit to anyone who has an interest in wartime American flight crew bygones.

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