Haunted Second World War Airfields: Volume 3

Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Christopher Huff

Old deserted airfields are so emotive, and many people experience unaccountable feelings when they walk onto them, especially those old Wartime airfields where so many lives were lost. This book details many of these paranormal encounters, gives a history of the airfield and the units based there and a plan of the airfield during the Wartime years.
Date Published :
March 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
black and white photos
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781550991
Pages : 352
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


In this volume the emphasis shifts from Fighter command and USAAF to the RAF and the RCAF and the Bomber airfields of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, together with a few examples from Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Here we find Bomber command at its most active, and from where it suffered most of the losses, and indeed where some of the most haunted airfields in Britain are to be found. Here we find famous names like East Kirkby, Scampton, and Coningsby, where the Battle of Britain Flight is now based. The RAF Bomber Command Memorial lists 55,573 names, a Bomber Command crew member had a worse chance of survival than an infantry officer in World War I. Old Bomber airfields are lonely atmospheric places, and anyone who has visited a Second World War control tower on a bomber airfield will perhaps have experienced the sadness that seems permeates the place, or the sense of waiting or of loss, or the strange coupling of a coldness on a warm day with the feeling of not being alone there. This volume details researched accounts, personal communications from witnesses and my own investigations on what are probably the most haunted of our airfields.

About The Author

A Graduate of York and Durham universities holding an MA in Archaeology, the author has also been a keen student of the paranormal since childhood and started investigating in the mid-1970s, and has been a member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, The Scottish Society for Psychical Research and The Ghost Club. Also having an interest RAF history, these naturally combined in the topic of haunted airfields, and a program of serious research started into this some 16 years ago. The author lives in County Durham, likes riding Triumph motorcycles, drinking Real Ale and reading books.

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