AIRFIELDS OF THE EIGHTH THEN AND NOW

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Brand: After The Battle Publications
Product Code: F031
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When the United States entered the war, it was planned that a heavy bomber force to engage in the

strategic bombardment of Nazi Germany would be established in the United Kingdom comprising 60 heavy

bomber groups operating the B-17 Fortress and B-24 Liberator. Fifteen groups of medium bombers and

25 of fighters were also to be assigned so that the airfield requirements for this proposed force were

formidable. The construction programme is said to have been one of the biggest civil engineering projects

ever undertaken in Britain. In 1942, the peak period of construction, on average a new airfield was being

started every three days, many for use by the American Eighth Army Air Force, the majority situated in East

Anglia.

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