The Belly Tank, a War Memorial

The Belly Tank, a War Memorial (HM25YI)

Location: Riverside, OH 45431 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.042', W 84° 6.541'

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The Belly Tank

This Nissen Hut is one of the British temporary structures that
served the Allied Forces in England in WWII for housing, administrative and work shops.
It was erected by the Royal Air Force near Saffron Walden, Essex, England on the Debden Aerodrome which became the home of the 4th Fighter Group, 8th AF, U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945. It served as the off duty gathering place for enlisted men of the 4th Group, and was known as The "Belly Tank."
The 4th Fighter Group participated in six campaigns in the European Theater and was officially credited with the destruction of 1017 enemy aircraft.
The Association of the 4th Fighter Group pays homage to the RAF for donating the hut to the U.S. Air Force Museum, and to the museum for its erection and reconstruction.
June 18, 1983
HM NumberHM25YI
Year Placed1983
Placed ByThe Association of the 4th Fighter Group
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Date Added Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747568 N 4407786
Decimal Degrees39.78403333, -84.10901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.042', W 84° 6.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 2.5200000000001" N, 84° 6' 32.46" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Bong St, Riverside OH 45431, US
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