Bomber Bases of World War 2, Airfields of 1st Air Division (USAAF): Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire (BOK)

Martin Bowman

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As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. Constituted as the lst Bombardment Division on 30 August 1943 the unit was activated at Brampton Grange, Huntingdon on 13 September 1943. It was assigned to the Eighth Air Force and redesignated lst Air Division in December 1944. The division served in combat in the European theater of Operations from September 1943 until April 1945. All squadrons within the division flew the long-distance Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber on raids into occupied Europe and Germany. There were forty-eight squadrons in the division based at Bassingbourn, Ridgewell, Nuthamstead, Podington, Chelveston, Thurleigh, Molesworth, Kimbolten, Grafton Underwood, Polebrook, Deenethorpe and Glatton.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2007
Forfatter Martin Bowman Forlag
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
ISBN 9781844154531 Antall sider 192
Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,6cm x 1,2cm Vekt 345 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Air forces & warfare