During the early sixties the UK's nuclear deterrent was in the form of Thor missiles. These were situated at a number of RAF stations including RAF Harrington in Northamptonshire.
The USAAF referred to it as Station 179. It was used during World War II for transporting special operatives and equipment into occupied Europe. Housed in the old Operations Building on the administrative site of USAAF Station 179, the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum offers a rare look at life on the base of the 801st/492nd American Eighth Air Force Bomb Group during World War II.
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