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  1. 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....

  2. Dreux

    Dreux

    Military site : airfield

  3. Drieslinter Church Memorial

  4. Dubendorf Airfield

    Dubendorf Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  5. Dulag Luft 12

    Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

  6. Dungeness Kent

    Dungeness Kent

    Crash site

  7. 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.

  8. Dunkirk, France

    Dunkirk, France

    Crash site

  9. Dunsop Fell, Trough of Bowland

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. East Coast Memorial

  14. East Harling

    East Harling

    Military site : non-airfield

  15. East Kirkby

    East Kirkby

    Crash site

  16. 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...

  17. 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....

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. Edgeworth, lancashire

  21. Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    Other location

  22. 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.

  23. 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...

  24. Elveden 3rd Air Division memorial window

  25. 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....

  26. Ephrata AAF

    Ephrata AAF

    Military site : airfield

  27. Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

  28. Erlestoke

    Erlestoke

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

  29. Eschwege

    Eschwege

    Military site : airfield

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. Eygelshoven

    Eygelshoven

    Crash site

  33. Eynsham Hall

    Eynsham Hall

    Military site : non-airfield

  34. 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.

  35. Fairland United Reformed Church, Wymondham

  36. Farabol

    Farabol

    Crash site

  37. Fayid Airbase

    Fayid Airbase

    Military site : airfield

  38. Feering

    Feering

    Other location

  39. Ferme de la Grange

    Ferme de la Grange

    Crash site

  40. 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...

  41. Fighting Cocks Pub, St Albans

  42. 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...

  43. Finkenrath

    Finkenrath

    Crash site

  44. Flatford

    Flatford

    Other location

  45. Flixton, Suffolk

    Flixton, Suffolk

    Other location

  46. Florence American Cemetery and Memorial

  47. Florennes / Juzaine

    Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

  48. 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...

  49. Forchies-la-marche

    Forchies-la-marche

    Crash site

  50. 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...