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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  • Hidden on the outskirts of Diss . A well look after and treasured piece of history. A must to all visitors and residents to the local area.  more »
  • 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 »
  • Very good well presented museum lots of artifacts and info, very knowledgeable volunteers. Well worth a visit.
  • Excellent. We was given a very warm welcome at the gate. All staff are volunteers who love this time in history and actually help restore the 100th. All the member's just loved talking about this place. Would thoroughly recommend a's free aswe
  • Atmospheric place with friendly volunteers who give their time and pass on their war time experiences. Will visit again for sure, thanks.
  • Not a lot to see but what there was, was interesting. Huts were colder than outside.
  • Been visiting for 25 years. Best museum in Norfolk. Staff are fantastic and friendly. Will visit for many more years to come
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