USAAF

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The birth of The Eighth Air Force

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver charts the arrival and operations of The Eighth Air Force in the European theatre of World War Two

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RAF Goxhill: the story of the first USAAF station in the UK

Chris Frear reveals how the first RAF station to be handed over to the USAAF has been given a new lease of life, decades after it had closed

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How successful was the Allied bomber offensive of WW2?

With the US Army Air Forces attacking by day, and RAF Bomber Command at night, the combined Allied bomber offensive wrought a significant toll against the German war machine. But, 80 years after the first sorties by the US 8th Air Force, did the results meet the expectations of its advocates?

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“My pilots loved this beautiful bird” – US Army Air Force Mosquitos

That comment by one unit commander sums up the views of many in the US Army Air Forces on the de Havilland Mosquito, an aircraft that served the AAF in relatively small numbers, but was arguably superior to anything American makers offered

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GLORY DAYS: Star Attractions

Besides operational types, the USAAF flew various British-built ancillary aircraft during
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Fundraising campaign for airfield tribute

The Friends of Lavenham Airfield is raising funds to build a memorial to the USAAF’s 487th Bomb Group.

Seething Control Tower Museum looks to the future

After running several successful public events at the preserved, wartime Seething Tower in Norfolk, the volunteer-led museum is seeking new committee members to help take its work further in 2020.