- A complete list of airfields including unit dates and aircraft operated
- Highly informative and beautifully illustrated with numerous photographs showing the layout and life at Second World War airfields
- An overlooked aspect of the Second World War – until now
- A must-have for military enthusiasts, modellers and those interested in the complexities of aviation during the Second World War
- Released simultaneously with the re-release of John Asmussen’s phenomenal Bismarck: Pride of the German Navy
Shortly after the end of the Second World War, the United Kingdom was described as one vast aircraft carrier anchored off the coast of Europe. During a seven-year period, 500 airfields were constructed to serve the needs first of the RAF and later the USAAF as they carried the war to German-occupied Europe.
The airfields that were constructed took many different forms, from training airfields and advanced landing grounds to grass fighter airstrips and vast complexes used to accommodate heavy bombers.
RAF and USAAF Airfields in the UK charts the history of each Second World War airfield in and around the UK, providing a unique insight into the construction, operational life, and post-war history of each airfield. Alongside detailing the history of each airfield, this work comprehensively records the details of each unit that operated from airfields around the UK. The information provided in this meticulously researched book is supported by some 620 photographs, providing an illustration into the life of each wartime station.
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