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  1. Earsham

    Earsham

    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...

  2. East Coast Memorial

  3. East Harling

    East Harling

    Military site : non-airfield

  4. East Kirkby

    East Kirkby

    Crash site

  5. East Wretham

    East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

  6. Eastcote

    Eastcote

    Military site : non-airfield
    During the war the area between Eastcote Road and Lime Grove was known as HMS Pembroke and supported operations at Bletchley Park (encryption and code-breaking). After the war Pembroke's role was as GCHQ until the move to Cheltenham....

  7. Ebrington Manor

    Ebrington Manor

    Military site : non-airfield
    Run by the American Red Cross, Ebrington Manor was one of 16 country houses or 'flak homes' which housed airmen for Rest and Recuperation away from the stress of flying missions. Each serviceman was entitled to at least one rest period during their 25...

  8. Eccles

    Eccles

    Military site : non-airfield
    Exact location unknown - centred on the Eccles Road area adjacent to Snetterton Heath 138. There is an active, but un-manned railway station there that would probably have been used in Eccles proposed capacity as a Strategic Air Depot Area. However,...

  9. Edgeworth, lancashire

  10. Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    Other location

  11. Egginton

    Egginton

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to a Quartermaster unit. There was a rail junction nearby (one line is now dismantled). Exact location unknown - probably to the north of Egginton Road which runs west out of Hilton.

  12. Eglinton

    Eglinton

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1940-41, Eighth Air Force lodger units moved in in 1942. The 52nd Fighter Group and 82nd Fighter Group used the airfield, before the Royal Navy moved in and occupied the base until 1959. Partly closed, it was still used by the...

  13. Elveden 3rd Air Division memorial window

  14. Elveden Hall

    Elveden Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    Elveden Hall, Brandon, Suffolk was used during the Second World War as a headquarters for the USAAF Third Air Division. Some evidence to suggest that the staff quarters were struck and destroyed by a bomb....

  15. Ephrata AAF

    Ephrata AAF

    Military site : airfield

  16. Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

  17. Erlestoke

    Erlestoke

    Military site : non-airfield
    The area was used for accommodation for a Liaison Squadron. Exact location unknown.

  18. Eschwege

    Eschwege

    Military site : airfield

  19. Exeter

    Exeter

    Military site : airfield
    A private grass airfield 1930s, and Exeter Airport 1938-39, the airfield was also used by National Air Communications (responsible for managing civil flying at the start of the Second World War). Home to part of the Royal Aeronautical Establishment and...

  20. Eye

    Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

  21. Eygelshoven

    Eygelshoven

    Crash site

  22. Eynsham Hall

    Eynsham Hall

    Military site : non-airfield

  23. Fairford

    Fairford

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Ninth Air Force, but not used by the USAAF in the Second World War. Became a United States Air Force Europe base in the Cold War.

  24. Fairland United Reformed Church, Wymondham

  25. Farabol

    Farabol

    Crash site

  26. Fayid Airbase

    Fayid Airbase

    Military site : airfield

  27. Feering

    Feering

    Other location

  28. Ferme de la Grange

    Ferme de la Grange

    Crash site

  29. Fersfield

    Fersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Originally named Winfarthing when the site was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, it was renamed Fersfield when built for the Eighth Air Force 1943-44. USAAF and US Navy projects 'Aphrodite' 'Batty' and 'Anvil' (attempts to develop and use...

  30. Fighting Cocks Pub, St Albans

  31. Filton

    Filton

    Military site : airfield
    Prior to D-Day aircraft imported from the USA (through Avonmouth docks) were assembled at Fliton Aerodrome. It was also one of the main D-Day causality stations, from where the wounded were evacuated to Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. 9th Service Command...

  32. Finkenrath

    Finkenrath

    Crash site

  33. Flatford

    Flatford

    Other location

  34. Flixton, Suffolk

    Flixton, Suffolk

    Other location

  35. Florence American Cemetery and Memorial

  36. Florennes / Juzaine

    Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

  37. Folkingham

    Folkingham

    Military site : airfield
    Folkingham was built as a decoy airfield - kniown as a 'KQ' site in 1940-1941. Built up as a bomber Station for the RAF in 1943, it was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was used by the 313th Troop Carrier Group. It was also used as a...

  38. Forchies-la-marche

    Forchies-la-marche

    Crash site

  39. Ford

    Ford

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a Royal Flying Corps station at the end of the First World War, the airfield was unused from 1920-1930, and a civil airfield from 1930-1936. Re-used as RAF Ford 1937-39, and operated by the Royal Navy 1939-40, it was allocated for Eighth...

  40. Forges-les-Eaux

    Forges-les-Eaux

    Crash site

  41. Foulsham

    Foulsham

    Military site : airfield
    Foulsham was built for the RAF in 1940-42, then used by RAF bombers and RAF special electronic warfare aircraft. An Eighth Air Force Radio Countermeasures detachment was based here in 1944-45 (it also used nearby RAF Oulton. The airfield was closed at...

  42. Foulsham Village Sign, Foulsham, Norfolk

  43. Fowlmere

    Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

  44. Fowlmere Village

    Fowlmere Village

    Other location

  45. Framlingham

    Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  46. Frettenham Village Hall

    Frettenham Village Hall

    Other location

  47. Fritton Warren

    Fritton Warren

    Military site : non-airfield

  48. Fritzlar Airfield

    Fritzlar Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  49. Fulbeck

    Fulbeck

    Military site : airfield
    A Relief Landing Ground for RAF College Cranwell in 1940-42, Fulbeck was developed as RAF Fulbeck bomber station in 1942-43. Operated first by the RAF then the Troop Carrier Groups of the Ninth Air Force in the build up to and exectution of the...

  50. Furth

    Furth

    Military site : airfield