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  1. Beeston

    Beeston

    Other location

  2. Belandah

    Belandah

    Military site : airfield

  3. Belfast

    Belfast

    Military site : non-airfield
    An Eighth Air Force Composite Command base.

  4. Belton

    Belton

    Crash site

  5. Ben Nevis

    Ben Nevis

    Other location

  6. Benina

    Benina

    Military site : airfield

  7. Bentwaters

    Bentwaters

    Military site : airfield
    Built for Eighth Air Force use in 1943-44, and originally named Butley. Surplus to 8AF requirements, Bentwaters saw wartime use by the RAF, and from 1951 to 1993 was used by US Air Forces Europe (USAFE).

  8. Berca

    Berca

    Military site : airfield

  9. Bertreaux

    Bertreaux

    Military site : airfield

  10. Beuzeville

    Beuzeville

    Military site : airfield

  11. Biblis

    Biblis

    Military site : airfield

  12. Biggin Hill

    Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  13. Biggs Field

    Biggs Field

    Military site : airfield

  14. Birch

    Birch

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to Eighth Air Force 1942 and built for Ninth Air Force use in 1943-1944, Birch was the temporary home of the 410th Bomb Group. It was an Eighth Air Force reserve airfield from 1944-1945, and used briefly by the RAF at the end of the war. It...

  15. Birmingham

    Birmingham

    Military site : non-airfield

  16. Bishopstrow

    Bishopstrow

    Military site : non-airfield
    Mobile Repair and Reclamation Squadrons were based here. Exact location unknown.

  17. Bishop’s Stortford

    Bishop’s Stortford

    Military site : non-airfield

  18. Bisterne

    Bisterne

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1943, it was developed for use by the Ninth Air Force in 1943-1944. The 371st Fighter Group used the airfield, before it was closed and returned to agriculture in 1944-45.

  19. Black Hameldon, Burnely

  20. Blakehill Farm

    Blakehill Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Ninth Air Force but not used.

  21. Boca Raton Army Airfield

    Boca Raton Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  22. Bocking B-17 Memorial

  23. Bodney

    Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  24. Boeing Field

    Boeing Field

    Military site : airfield

  25. Bois Hall

    Bois Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    The old Hall buildings were enlarged at the turn of the 18th Century.

  26. Boisleux-au-Mont

    Boisleux-au-Mont

    Crash site

  27. Bolleville

    Bolleville

    Military site : airfield

  28. Bolling Field

    Bolling Field

    Military site : airfield

  29. Bone

    Bone

    Military site : airfield
    During World War II the airport was known as Bone Airfield, and was used by the German Luftwaffe. Later captured by the United States Army, the USAAF Twelfth Air Force in the Western Desert Campaign in 1942-1943....

  30. Bordeaux/ Merignac

    Bordeaux/ Merignac

    Military site : airfield

  31. Boreham

    Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed....

  32. Borkum Island

    Borkum Island

    Crash site

  33. Bottesford

    Bottesford

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an RAF bomber station during 1940-41 and improved in 1943, Bottesford eventually had three concrete runways, 26 pan and 21 loop hardstandings, and nine T2 plus one B1 hangars. The station was occupied by the RAF from November 1941 to November...

  34. Bottisham

    Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

  35. Bourges

    Bourges

    Military site : airfield

  36. Bournemouth

    Bournemouth

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to a variety of units, mainly US Army but with some USAAF support units. Exact location unknown.

  37. Bovingdon

    Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway....

  38. Bowes Moor

    Bowes Moor

    Military site : non-airfield
    Site of a Chemical storage facility. It closed at the end of the war and many of the chemicals were burnt and some areas concreted over. The infrastructure is still clearly visible. Although the surrounding area is farmland there is no access permitted...

  39. Boxted

    Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  40. Boxted Airfield Museum

    Boxted Airfield Museum

    Other location

  41. Braintree

    Braintree

    Military site : non-airfield

  42. Brampton Grange

    Brampton Grange

    Military site : non-airfield
    The First Air Division HQ was established at the Grange Hotel, Brampton and very quickly became operational on 15th June 1942 under the command of Colonel Claude E Duncan; on 19th August, Brampton was officially activated as the First Bomb Wing...

  43. Braunshardt

    Braunshardt

    Military site : airfield

  44. Bray Court

    Bray Court

    Military site : non-airfield
    Site of disused RAF Bray/RAF Bray Court. Home of some USAAF support units, including Engineering and Quartermaster units.

  45. Braybrooke

    Braybrooke

    Military site : non-airfield
    Advance Ammunition Parks used by the RAF were often enlarged to include USAAF munitions. These dumps which might exploit natural cave systems or dense woodland, also included concrete structures as a means of protection. Some were also used to store...

  46. Breamore

    Breamore

    Military site : airfield
    A temporary grass airstrip in the grounds of Breamore House, used as HQ by US VII Corps from October 1943, & as temporary HQ by US 3rd Army under General Patton from June to July 1944....

  47. Brenzett

    Brenzett

    Military site : airfield
    Intersecting Sommerfeld track (steel mesh) runways were build (1943) on Romney Marsh and as RAF Brenzett, was to be used as an Advanced Landing Ground, for an allied assault on mainland Europe. In 1944 it was allocated to the Americans who used it to...

  48. Bretigny

    Bretigny

    Military site : airfield

  49. Bretteville-sur-Laize

  50. Brigg

    Brigg

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to some support units, including Quatermaster units. Exact location unknown - based on village centre.