The United States Army Air Forces

Here you can find out more about the United States Army Air Forces - the people, their aircraft, the places they lived, how they were organised and the missions they flew. More pages will be added by our researchers soon, covering different aspects of the air war.


At its peak over 2 million men served in the USAAF. Click the links below to find out more.


The Americans brought with them thousands of aircraft, each one designed for a specific purpose.


The Americans were based at over a hundred different airfields in the UK. In addition, there were hundreds more sites with smaller units, in British villages, towns and cities.


Hundreds of thousands of USAAF personnel had to be organised and managed.