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  1. Warton

    Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

  2. Watford

    Watford

    Military site : non-airfield

  3. Wattisham

    Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

  4. Wattisham Memorial

    Wattisham Memorial

    Other location

  5. Watton

    Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

  6. Waycross AAF

    Waycross AAF

    Military site : airfield

  7. Welford

    Welford

    Military site : airfield
    Welford was planned as an RAF bomber Operational Training Unit, but was instead allocated to the USAAF for use as a transport airfield. It was built in 1943 to a standard design, with a 6,000 foot runway with two shorter runways, hardstandings and two...

  8. Wellingborough

    Wellingborough

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to support units, including Quartermaster Truck Companies. Part of the depot at Wellingborough was based in a former shirt factory on a site off Brickhill Road. The building is now part of Weavers Academy.

  9. Wendling

    Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

  10. West Monkton

    West Monkton

    Military site : non-airfield

  11. Westhampnett

    Westhampnett

    Military site : airfield
    Acquired in 1938 as an Emergency Landing Ground for RAF Tangmere, Westhampnett was upgraded to satellite status in 1940. It had eventually three grass runways, 19 pan hardstandings, 32 small pens, and one T1 plus eight over-blister hangars. Occupied by...

  12. Westleton

    Westleton

    Crash site

  13. Weston Super Mare

    Weston Super Mare

    Military site : non-airfield

  14. Weston Zoyland

    Weston Zoyland

    Military site : airfield
    First used in 1926 as a grass airfield Landing Ground for Anti-Aircraft Co-operation summer camps, Weston Zoyland became an RAF station in 1940. It was used as a training base for Army Co-Operation squadrons from 1941, and as an Armament Practice Camp...

  15. Westover Army Air Field

    Westover Army Air Field

    Military site : airfield

  16. Wethersfield

    Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  17. Williamstrip Park

    Williamstrip Park

    Military site : non-airfield
    Sir John Soane was engaged by the Hicks Beaches in 1791 to make alterations to the house to the form in which we see it today. During the Second World War American officers were billeted there - accompanied by Lady Mary Watson the then occupier and her...

  18. Wilmont

    Wilmont

    Military site : non-airfield

  19. Wincanton War Memorial

    Wincanton War Memorial

    Other location

  20. Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle

    Other location

  21. Winkleigh

    Winkleigh

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Winkleigh airfield was used by the Royal Norwegian Air Force from 1944. Exact location unknown.

  22. Winkton

    Winkton

    Military site : airfield
    Prepared as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, the land was released for grazing before it was again selected for aircraft use, and improved for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. Used briefly by the 404th Fighter Group, it was then abandoned,...

  23. Witney

    Witney

    Military site : non-airfield
    One of 16 country houses or 'flak homes' which catered for approximately 25 airmen at a time to come for Rest and Recuperation away from the stress of flying missions. Run by the American Red Cross, each serviceman was entitled to at least one rest...

  24. Wittering

    Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

  25. Woodbridge

    Woodbridge

    Military site : airfield

  26. Woodchurch

    Woodchurch

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Advanced Landing Ground used in 1943 with temporary runways and buildings, Woodchurch was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was the brief home of the 373rd Fighter Group. It was abandoned and dismantled in 1944-1945. . The present...

  27. Woolfox Lodge

    Woolfox Lodge

    Military site : airfield
    This Second World War airfield was opened in 1940 and used by RAF Bomber Command; the USAAF used the airfield for a short period in 1944. Post-war it was a Bloodhound Missile site, closing in 1964 to be returned to agricultural use.

  28. Worcester

    Worcester

    Military site : non-airfield
    One of 16 country houses or 'flak homes' which catered for approximately 25 airmen at a time to come for Rest and Recuperation away from the stress of flying missions. Run by the American Red Cross, each serviceman was entitled to at least one rest...

  29. Wormingford

    Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

  30. Woroniec, Poland

    Woroniec, Poland

    Crash site

  31. Wortley

    Wortley

    Military site : non-airfield
    Wortley was a Reserve Ammunition Dump in South Yorkshire, to the west of Barnsley and north of Sheffield....

  32. Wymondham

    Wymondham

    Military site : non-airfield

  33. Wymondham College

    Wymondham College

    Other location

  34. Yate

    Yate

    Military site : non-airfield

  35. Youks-les-Bains Airfield

    Youks-les-Bains Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  36. Zeals

    Zeals

    Military site : airfield
    Zeals was set up as a grass Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1941-42, and allocated to the Eighth Air Force in 1942 but not used. Handed to the Ninth Air Force, it was briefly a Tactical Air Depot before being handed back to the RAF then Royal...