Airfields of 2nd Air Division (USAAF)

Liberator Squadrons in Norfolk and Suffolk

Martin W. Bowman

 
Date Published :
June 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Aviation Heritage Trail
Illustration :
60 b/w photos
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844155477
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 8 X 5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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The Second Air Division's first bombing mission was flown on November 7, 1942; the last on April 25, 1945. A total of 95, 948 sorties were flown in 493 operational missions by the division's B-24s, dropping 199,883 tons of bombs.

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.

About The Author
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Martin Bowman is one of Britain’s foremost aviation historians and has written many books and articles. He lives in Norwich.

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