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  1. Cranford

    Cranford

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to transport units. Exact location unknown.

  2. Cretteville

    Cretteville

    Military site : airfield

  3. Crewe

    Crewe

    Military site : non-airfield
    Crewe is famous for being a major UK rail junction....

  4. Cricqueville

    Cricqueville

    Military site : airfield

  5. Crookham Common

    Crookham Common

    Military site : non-airfield
    Crookham Common lies to the immediate east of RAF Greenham Common 486. During the First World War the Commons were used as military training grounds. However, in 1939 the private estates controlling the Commons were sold to Newbury Council which...

  6. Cuddington

    Cuddington

    Military site : non-airfield
    The village of Cuddington has its own railway station which was why nearby Delamere Park (once part of the Wilbraham family estate) was turned into a transit area for British and American troops prior to the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944. At the war's...

  7. Culmhead

    Culmhead

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF fighter airfield from 1941 to 1943, Churchstanton's name was changed to Culmhead to avoid confusion with RAF Church Fenton. The base was allocated to the Ninth Air Force in 1943 but not used. It was closed in 1946 but used as Composite Signals...

  8. Dalhart Army Air Base

    Dalhart Army Air Base

    Military site : airfield

  9. Darragh

    Darragh

    Military site : airfield

  10. De Vink - Chevremont (Kerkrade)

  11. Deaux Jumeaux

    Deaux Jumeaux

    Military site : airfield

  12. Debach

    Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

  13. Debach Village Sign

    Debach Village Sign

    Other location

  14. Debden

    Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  15. Decimomannu

    Decimomannu

    Military site : airfield

  16. Deenethorpe

    Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  17. Deopham Green

    Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  18. Deopham Green Memorial

    Deopham Green Memorial

    Other location

  19. Dering Woods

    Dering Woods

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to support units, including ordnance and chemical companies. Exact location unknown.

  20. Dijon-Longvic Air Base

    Dijon-Longvic Air Base

    Military site : airfield

  21. Ditchingham

    Ditchingham

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to USAAF Quartermaster units.

  22. Djedeida Airfield

    Djedeida Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  23. Dole / Tavaux

    Dole / Tavaux

    Military site : airfield

  24. Dorchester, Oxfordshire

    Dorchester, Oxfordshire

    Other location

  25. Dorr Field

    Dorr Field

    Military site : airfield

  26. Dover, Kent

    Dover, Kent

    Other location

  27. Down Ampney

    Down Ampney

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

  28. Drayton St Leonard

    Drayton St Leonard

    Other location

  29. Dreenhill

    Dreenhill

    Crash site

  30. 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....

  31. Dreux

    Dreux

    Military site : airfield

  32. Drieslinter Church Memorial

  33. Dubendorf

    Dubendorf

    Military site : airfield

  34. Dulag Luft 12

    Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

  35. Dungeness Kent

    Dungeness Kent

    Crash site

  36. 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.

  37. Dunsop Fell

    Dunsop Fell

    Crash site

  38. 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...

  39. Eagle Squadrons Memorial

    Eagle Squadrons Memorial

    Other location

  40. 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...

  41. 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...

  42. East Coast Memorial

  43. East Harling

    East Harling

    Military site : non-airfield

  44. East Kirkby

    East Kirkby

    Crash site

  45. 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...

  46. 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....

  47. 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...

  48. 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,...

  49. Edgeworth

    Edgeworth

    Crash site

  50. Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    Other location