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  1. Beccles


    Military site : airfield
    Beccles was built for the Eighth Air Force in 1943-44 but not used. RAF and Fleet Air Arm units occupied the base from 1944-45, providing Air Sea Rescue support. It closed 1945 and re-opened as Beccles Heliport 1965. The private Beccles Airfield has...

  2. Bedford


    Military site : non-airfield

  3. Beeston


    Other location

  4. Belandah


    Military site : airfield

  5. Belfast


    Military site : non-airfield
    An Eighth Air Force Composite Command base.

  6. Belton


    Crash site

  7. Ben Nevis

    Ben Nevis

    Other location

  8. Benina


    Military site : airfield

  9. Bentwaters


    Military site : airfield
    Built for Eighth Air Force use in 1943-44, and originally named Butley. Surplus to 8AF requirements, Bentwaters saw wartime use by the RAF, and from 1951 to 1993 was used by US Air Forces Europe (USAFE).

  10. Berca


    Military site : airfield

  11. Bernay Airfield, France

  12. Bertreaux


    Military site : airfield

  13. Beuzeville


    Military site : airfield

  14. Biblis


    Military site : airfield

  15. Biest-Houtakker


    Crash site

  16. Big Spring Army Air Field

    Big Spring Army Air Field

    Military site : airfield

  17. Biggin Hill

    Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  18. Biggs Field

    Biggs Field

    Military site : airfield

  19. Birch


    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to Eighth Air Force 1942 and built for Ninth Air Force use in 1943-1944, Birch was the temporary home of the 410th Bomb Group. It was an Eighth Air Force reserve airfield from 1944-1945, and used briefly by the RAF at the end of the war. It...

  20. Birmingham


    Military site : non-airfield

  21. Bishopstrow


    Military site : non-airfield
    Mobile Repair and Reclamation Squadrons were based here. Exact location unknown.

  22. Bishop’s Stortford

    Bishop’s Stortford

    Military site : non-airfield

  23. Biskra


    Military site : airfield

  24. Bisterne


    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1943, it was developed for use by the Ninth Air Force in 1943-1944. The 371st Fighter Group used the airfield, before it was closed and returned to agriculture in 1944-45.

  25. Black Hameldon, Burnely

  26. Blakehill Farm

    Blakehill Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Ninth Air Force but not used.

  27. Blechhammer South

    Blechhammer South

    Other location

  28. Boca Raton Army Airfield

    Boca Raton Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  29. Bocking B-17 Memorial

  30. Bodney


    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  31. Boeing Field

    Boeing Field

    Military site : airfield

  32. Bois Hall

    Bois Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    The old Hall buildings were enlarged at the turn of the 18th Century.

  33. Boisleux-au-Mont


    Crash site

  34. Bolleville


    Military site : airfield

  35. Bolling Field

    Bolling Field

    Military site : airfield

  36. Bone


    Military site : airfield
    During World War II the airport was known as Bone Airfield, and was used by the German Luftwaffe. Later captured by the United States Army, the USAAF Twelfth Air Force in the Western Desert Campaign in 1942-1943....

  37. Bordeaux/ Merignac

    Bordeaux/ Merignac

    Military site : airfield

  38. Boreham


    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed....

  39. Borkum Island

    Borkum Island

    Crash site

  40. Bottesford


    Military site : airfield
    Built as an RAF bomber station during 1940-41 and improved in 1943, Bottesford eventually had three concrete runways, 26 pan and 21 loop hardstandings, and nine T2 plus one B1 hangars. The station was occupied by the RAF from November 1941 to November...

  41. Bottisham


    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

  42. Bourges


    Military site : airfield

  43. Bournemouth


    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to a variety of units, mainly US Army but with some USAAF support units. Exact location unknown.

  44. Bovingdon


    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway....

  45. Bowes Moor

    Bowes Moor

    Military site : non-airfield
    Site of a Chemical storage facility. It closed at the end of the war and many of the chemicals were burnt and some areas concreted over. The infrastructure is still clearly visible. Although the surrounding area is farmland there is no access permitted...

  46. Boxted


    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  47. Boxted Airfield Museum

    Boxted Airfield Museum

    Other location

  48. Braintree


    Military site : non-airfield

  49. Brampton Grange

    Brampton Grange

    Military site : non-airfield
    The First Air Division HQ was established at the Grange Hotel, Brampton and very quickly became operational on 15th June 1942 under the command of Colonel Claude E Duncan; on 19th August, Brampton was officially activated as the First Bomb Wing...

  50. Braunshardt


    Military site : airfield