Harrington Aviation Museums comprise the Carpetbagger Aviation
and Secret War Museum and the Northamptonshire Aviation Society
museums offer a rare look at life on this Top Secret base of
the 801st/492nd American Eighth Air Force Bombardment Group
during World War 2.
and exhibits vividly present details of Operation Carpetbagger
and the secret war carried out by the British Special Operations
Executive (SOE) and the American Office of Strategic Services
(OSS) in supplying resistance groups in Occupied Europe with
weapons, equipment and secret agents from both Harrington and
Tempsford airfields during World War 2; The Thor IRBM nuclear
armed rockets that were at Harrington during the 1959-63 Cold
War period; The history of the Harrington airfield; The Royal
Observer Corps from its inception in 1925 through to it's stand
down in 1991; Air war and the Home Front in Northamptonshire
along with other items of similar interest.