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Title: Introduction to Goxhill
Post by YaBB Administrator on 26. Mar 2006 at 19:04

Goxhill is a large village in North Lincolnshire.
It lies about 8 km east of Barton-on-Humber and 8 km northwest of Immingham.
It is served by Goxhill railway station.
The area has been an important centre for clay pantile production since the 18th century.

It is famous for its wartime USAAF base, where screen legend Clark Gable served for a short time. Robert S. Johnson, of Post Field, Oklahoma, an ace pilot of World War Two, also spent time here The 78th Fighter Group arrived at the station, known officially as 8th Air Force Station No. F-345 on December 1, 1942.
The American Units referring to it unofficially as "GoatHill" » Powered by YaBB 2.1!
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