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The people of the US Army Air Forces

Over 2 million US servicemen passed through Britain between 1941 and 1945. Most were on their way to other battlefronts but in 1944 half a million were involved in air operations from this country

  • Life in Britain

    Many of of the American servicemen who served in Britain had never travelled abroad before and had to adjust to life in a new country.

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  • Roles and ranks

    USAAF personnel worked in a range of roles, all of which helped to mount the strategic bombing campaign against German cities and industry.

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  • Medals and citations

    Members of the USAAF could receive awards during their service.

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