Airfields of 2nd Air Division (USAAF)
Liberator Squadrons in Norfolk and SuffolkSeries:
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
192 Pages, 5 x 8 in, 60 b/w photos
- June 2008
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
Targets attacked ranged from Norway in the north, as far east as Poland and Romania, while several Mediterranean countries were reached from temporary bases in North Africa. Six 2nd Air Division groups received special presidential citations for outstanding actions and five airmen received the Medal of Honor (highest US award for bravery), four posthumously. In combat the 2nd Air Division gunners claimed 1,079 enemy fighters destroyed against losses of 1,458 B-24s missing in action and many others lost in accidents.
This book looks at the history and personalities associated with each base, what remains today and explores the favorite local wartime haunts where aircrew and ground crew would go.