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.
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  • This place is just incredible, and although small in terms of other local attractions, this place is more about conserving the memory of wartime hardships and the role the Americans had in the second ...  more »
  • Lots of exhibits and airplanes to view. The docents were very informative. This museum was a real treat in the middle of the countryside.  more »
  • We got to hear that there was a special open day at the the old air base. There was a lot going on with many people dressed in American military uniforms and equipment and vehicles on display. The exh...  more »
  • Been visiting for 25 years. Best museum in Norfolk. Staff are fantastic and friendly. Will visit for many more years to come
  • Interesting place to visit. Well worth a look.
  • Lovely museum, very friendly and welcoming. Nice exhibits telling story of WW2 air field and life with the influx of american air crew and personnel
  • Very well looked after place and extremely informative and interesting visit. Well worth s look.
  • Amazing place full of history, well worth the visit

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