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  1. Grafton Underwood

    Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  2. Great Ashfield

    Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

  3. Great Ashfield, Village Sign

  4. Great Barrington

    Great Barrington

    Military site : non-airfield
    An engineer unit was based here. Exact location unknown

  5. Great Chesterford

    Great Chesterford

    Military site : non-airfield

  6. Great Dunmow

    Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

  7. Great Falls AAF

    Great Falls AAF

    Military site : airfield

  8. Great Sampford

    Great Sampford

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in April 1942 as a grass airfield satellite to RAF Debden, Great Sampford had a single Sommerfeld Track runway and four blister hangars. Allocated to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942, it was returned to the RAF in February 1943, and...

  9. Great Whernside, Kettlewell

  10. Great Yarmouth

    Great Yarmouth

    Other location

  11. Green Lane, Redenhall

  12. Greencastle

    Greencastle

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber OTU, Greencastle was built during 1941-42 and had three concrete runways, 30 pan type hardstandings and four T2 hangars. 50 more 'finger’ or 'Y’ type hardstandings were added in 1943. Allocated to the USAAF in 1942 as a bomber...

  13. Greenham Common

    Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

  14. Greenland

    Greenland

    Other location

  15. Grenier Army Airfield

    Grenier Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  16. Greyfriars

    Greyfriars

    Military site : non-airfield

  17. Grombalia

    Grombalia

    Military site : airfield

  18. Grossetto

    Grossetto

    Military site : airfield

  19. Grottaglie

    Grottaglie

    Military site : airfield

  20. Grove

    Grove

    Military site : airfield
    Grove was originally intended to be a base for an RAF Operational Training Unit. Construction began in late 1941 and the airfield was usable by October 1942. The airfield was built to a standard design for bomber bases, with a main 6,000 feet runway,...

  21. Groveley Wood

    Groveley Wood

    Military site : non-airfield
    RAF Oakley Farm. The huge area of woodland was utilised as an Ordnance Depot. The RAF originally used Wylie Station and built sidings there. Later, the USAAF also used Great Wishford Station.

  22. HMP Wayland, Norfolk

    HMP Wayland, Norfolk

    Other location

  23. Hainault

    Hainault

    Military site : non-airfield

  24. Hainford, Norfolk

    Hainford, Norfolk

    Crash site

  25. Hal Far

    Hal Far

    Military site : airfield

  26. Hale

    Hale

    Military site : non-airfield
    An Air Service Command base. Exact location unknown.

  27. Halesworth

    Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

  28. Halesworth (Holton) Airfield Memorial Museum

  29. Halstead

    Halstead

    Military site : non-airfield

  30. Halvergate Marshes

    Halvergate Marshes

    Crash site

  31. Hampstead Borough

    Hampstead Borough

    Military site : non-airfield
    Headquarters of IX Air Defence Command. Exact location unknown.

  32. Handorf

    Handorf

    Military site : airfield

  33. Hani

    Hani

    Military site : airfield

  34. Hardwick

    Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

  35. Hardwick Memorial Cross

  36. Harling Farm, Norfolk

  37. Harrington

    Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

  38. Harrow Lane Memorial, Leiston

  39. Harwich

    Harwich

    Other location

  40. Haseley Court

    Haseley Court

    Military site : non-airfield
    An old manor house that became a Field Hospital and POW camp.

  41. Hatfield Heath

    Hatfield Heath

    Crash site

  42. Hattonville

    Hattonville

    Crash site

  43. Haughley Park

    Haughley Park

    Military site : non-airfield

  44. Haveringland Hall

    Haveringland Hall

    Military site : non-airfield

  45. Haybes, France

    Haybes, France

    Crash site

  46. Haydock

    Haydock

    Military site : airfield
    Prior to the arrival of the USAAF it was a satellite base for RAF Burtonwood. The racecourse was used as a USAAF Base Air Depot Area (BADA) from 13 November 1944 and the centre of the course was used as a grass airstrip. It re-opened as a racecourse in...

  47. Headcorn

    Headcorn

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), work on the airfield began in early 1943. It was improved and made ready for USAAF use by adding more aircraft standings and temporary buildings. Accommodation was provided in the form of tents and...

  48. Heathrow

    Heathrow

    Military site : airfield
    Building the Great West Aerodrome at Heath Row began in earnest in 1929 and was to continue through the Second World War, much the annoyance of Churchill who grudged the use of so many construction workers who might have been more use to the war...

  49. Hendon

    Hendon

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF station which in 1944 was home to Douglas C-47 Skytrain lodgers.

  50. Henham Park, Suffolk