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  1. Laon/Athies

    Laon/Athies

    Military site : airfield

  2. Lashenden

    Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

  3. Lavenham

    Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

  4. Lavenham Marketplace

    Lavenham Marketplace

    Other location

  5. Le Culot

    Le Culot

    Military site : airfield

  6. Le Mans

    Le Mans

    Military site : airfield

  7. Le Molay

    Le Molay

    Military site : airfield

  8. Lecce

    Lecce

    Military site : airfield

  9. Leicester

    Leicester

    Military site : non-airfield
    Principal units assigned were detachments of the 892 Signal Depot Company

  10. Leicester East

    Leicester East

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Leicester East was opened on 8 October 1943 but was downgraded to 'Care and maintenance' status. It was then considered as a base for USAAF Tactical Carrier Group, but then made ready for two Stirling squadrons. USAAF did use/share this site with...

  11. Leiston

    Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

  12. Lenwade House

    Lenwade House

    Military site : non-airfield

  13. Lesina

    Lesina

    Military site : airfield

  14. Lessay

    Lessay

    Military site : airfield

  15. Lete

    Lete

    Military site : airfield

  16. Lichfield

    Lichfield

    Military site : non-airfield
    The site of Litchfield Races was used to build a barracks which became operational in 1881. The 1702 grandstand still exists....

  17. Lignerolles

    Lignerolles

    Military site : airfield

  18. Lilford Hall

    Lilford Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    The 303rd Station Hospital was formed in the Spring of 1943, and arrived at Lilford Hall in September that year. Its initial 750 beds were used by patients from nearby airbases at Polebrook, Molesworth and Grafton Underwood, mostly wounded airmen....

  19. Limburg

    Limburg

    Military site : airfield

  20. Limetz-Villez, France

  21. Lincoln Hall, Hingham, Norfolk

  22. Linz Airport

    Linz Airport

    Military site : airfield

  23. Lippitts Hill

    Lippitts Hill

    Military site : non-airfield

  24. Liskeard

    Liskeard

    Military site : non-airfield

  25. Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery

  26. Little Heathsite

    Little Heathsite

    Military site : non-airfield

  27. Little Staughton

    Little Staughton

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 potentially as a USAAF bomber base, Little Staughton had three concrete runways, 37 hardstandings, two dispersed T2 hangars and eight Robin hangars. Occupied temporarily from December 1942 by the Advanced Air Depot of the 1st Bomb...

  28. Little Walden

    Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs....

  29. Liverpool

    Liverpool

    Military site : non-airfield
    A depot for materiel shipped from the United States - known as an 'Intransit Depot'. Exact location unknown.

  30. Llanbedr

    Llanbedr

    Military site : airfield
    USAAF lodger units occupied this RAF station from 1942-1944, including the 14th Fighter Group.

  31. Lockinge

    Lockinge

    Crash site

  32. London

    London

    Other location

  33. Long Kesh

    Long Kesh

    Military site : airfield
    RAF station which was allocated to the USAAF but not used.

  34. Longwater Lane Cemetery, Costessey, Norfolk

  35. Lonray

    Lonray

    Military site : airfield

  36. Lords Bridge

    Lords Bridge

    Military site : non-airfield
    Some Advanced Ammunition Parks were used to store poison gas bombs or chemical weapons. Exact location unknown.

  37. Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

  38. Lucera

    Lucera

    Military site : airfield

  39. Ludham

    Ludham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-42, Ludham was allocated to the Eighth Air Force 1942 but not used. It remained an RAF and Fleet Air Arm Station from 1942-1945.

  40. Lurgan

    Lurgan

    Military site : non-airfield
    Used by the 63rd Signal Battalion.

  41. Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial

  42. Lydda

    Lydda

    Military site : airfield

  43. Lydiard Tregoze

    Lydiard Tregoze

    Military site : non-airfield
    Lydiard House and Park had a number of uses during the Second World War, which included accommodation for American servicemen. A USAAF hospital was also constructed in the Park. In the later stages of the war and for some time after the buildings were...

  44. Lymington

    Lymington

    Military site : airfield
    Used by US units including the 50th Fighter Group. The present-day private grass airstrip is to the north of the Second World War airfield site.

  45. Lyon / Bron

    Lyon / Bron

    Military site : airfield

  46. Maastricht

    Maastricht

    Military site : airfield

  47. MacDill Air Force Base

    MacDill Air Force Base

    Military site : airfield

  48. Madna

    Madna

    Military site : airfield

  49. Madras Army Airfield

    Madras Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  50. Maghaberry

    Maghaberry

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as a training and factory airfield satellite to RAF Long Kesh, Maghaberry had three concrete runways, 17 pan and 14 loop type hardstandings, and two T2 hangars. Occupied by RAF Army Co-operation squadrons and Operational Training...