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  1. Colchester

    Colchester

    Other location

  2. Cold Norton

    Cold Norton

    Military site : airfield
    Along with Southminster a satellite station of Maldon and one of a list of 75 airfield sites for consideration by the 8th Air Force in July 1942. All three proposed sites had been requisitioned and surveyed but it was decided to defer construction...

  3. Coleby Grange

    Coleby Grange

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Coleby Grange is located between the villages of Coleby and Nocton Green on open heathland; used variously by UK, Canadian, US and Polish forces, and in particular by the USAAF around the period of the D-Day landings. Many US servicemen are buried...

  4. Coleford

    Coleford

    Military site : non-airfield

  5. Colerne

    Colerne

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1940 as an RAF Fighter Station, with US fighters based here in late 1942.

  6. Coltishall

    Coltishall

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the USAAF but not used.

  7. Coltishall

    Coltishall

    Crash site

  8. Coney Weston, Knettishall Memorial

  9. Coney Weston, Village Sign

  10. Conflans

    Conflans

    Military site : airfield

  11. Coombe House

    Coombe House

    Military site : non-airfield

  12. Copdock

    Copdock

    Crash site

  13. Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France

    Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France

    Military site : airfield

  14. Cottesmore

    Cottesmore

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF between 1935-38, and in use by the RAF from 1938-1943, the airfield was enlarged with concrete runways in 1943. Used by both the Eighth Air Force (it was 8 ASC HQ) and Ninth Air Force 1943, it was Troop Carrier Command HQ (later 9th...

  15. Coulommiers

    Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield

  16. Cranbrook

    Cranbrook

    Military site : non-airfield

  17. Cranford

    Cranford

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to transport units. Exact location unknown.

  18. Cretteville Airfield

    Cretteville Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  19. Crewe

    Crewe

    Military site : non-airfield
    Crewe is famous for being a major UK rail junction....

  20. Cricqueville Airfield

    Cricqueville Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  21. Crookham Common

    Crookham Common

    Military site : non-airfield
    Crookham Common lies to the immediate east of RAF Greenham Common 486. During the First World War the Commons were used as military training grounds. However, in 1939 the private estates controlling the Commons were sold to Newbury Council which...

  22. Cuddington

    Cuddington

    Military site : non-airfield
    The village of Cuddington has its own railway station which was why nearby Delamere Park (once part of the Wilbraham family estate) was turned into a transit area for British and American troops prior to the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944. At the war's...

  23. Culmhead

    Culmhead

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF fighter airfield from 1941 to 1943, Churchstanton's name was changed to Culmhead to avoid confusion with RAF Church Fenton. The base was allocated to the Ninth Air Force in 1943 but not used. It was closed in 1946 but used as Composite Signals...

  24. Darragh Airfield

    Darragh Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  25. Deaux Jumeaux

    Deaux Jumeaux

    Military site : airfield

  26. Debach

    Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

  27. Debach Village Sign

    Debach Village Sign

    Other location

  28. Debden

    Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  29. Deenethorpe

    Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  30. Deopham Green

    Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  31. Deopham Green Memorial

    Deopham Green Memorial

    Other location

  32. Dering Woods

    Dering Woods

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to support units, including ordnance and chemical companies. Exact location unknown.

  33. Ditchingham

    Ditchingham

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to USAAF Quartermaster units.

  34. Dole / Tavaux

    Dole / Tavaux

    Military site : airfield

  35. Dorchester, Oxfordshire

    Dorchester, Oxfordshire

    Other location

  36. Dorr Field

    Dorr Field

    Military site : airfield

  37. Dover, Kent

    Dover, Kent

    Other location

  38. Down Ampney

    Down Ampney

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

  39. Drayton St Leonard

    Drayton St Leonard

    Other location

  40. Drem

    Drem

    Military site : airfield
    Known as West Fenton Aerodrome from 1916, it became Gullane Aerodrome after the First World War. It was disused between 1919-1933, and in 1939 the grass airstrip was concreted over and site renamed RAF Drem....

  41. Dreux

    Dreux

    Military site : airfield

  42. Drieslinter Church Memorial

  43. Dubendorf Airfield

    Dubendorf Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  44. Dulag Luft 12

    Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

  45. Dungeness Kent

    Dungeness Kent

    Crash site

  46. Dunkeswell

    Dunkeswell

    Military site : airfield
    Elements of the 479th Antisubmarine Group - the 4th and 19th Squadrons - were lodger units here in 1943. The US Navy's Fleet Air Wing 7 began Bay of Biscay operations in 1943 and took over the station in 1944. It was returned to the RAF 1945-49.

  47. Dunkirk, France

    Dunkirk, France

    Crash site

  48. Dunsop Fell, Trough of Bowland

  49. Duxford

    Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  50. Earls Colne

    Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...