On Tuesday, 21st June, twenty members of the Local History Group met at the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum. This gem, housed in the original Group Operations Building on the site of USAAF Station 179, the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum offers a rare look at life on the top secret base of the 801st/492nd American Eighth Air Force Bomb Group during World War II.
Photographs, maps, exhibits and unique film footage describe the secret missions flown by Harrington airmen, dropping agents, weapons and supplies to resistance groups throughout occupied Europe. Our Group enjoyed a very interesting and informative afternoon.
We are now looking forward to our July meeting when we will enjoy a talk by Will Gilding (of Gildings Auctioneers), on the Arts and Crafts Movement in the East Midlands. Jan Tilley