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Basket case - the neglected control tower before an American museum removed it brick by brick to the USA starting in 2017.<br />
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A historic World War Two airfield control tower which helped protect Britain's skies has been transported 4,000 miles to a museum in the United States.<br />
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The monument at RAF Goxhill in North Lincolnshire was dismantled brick by brick before the materials were shipped across the Atlantic to the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, Virginia.<br />
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The watchtower has been reassembled to look how it would have seven decades ago and is now open to visitors.<br />
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Goxhill was the first airfield to be allocated to the Americans during the conflict, with General D. Eisenhower attending the handover ceremony in August 1942.<br />
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The three year project to relocate the structure, which has cost about £75,000, was overseen by the museum's owner Jerry Yagen. When he heard the watchtower was languishing in a derelict state on the site of the former British airfield, he decided to save it to 'preserve its legacy'.