Fighter Bases in World War 2 - Airbases of 12 Group

Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Yorkshire, Northamptonshire

Martin W. Bowman

 
Date Published :
March 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Aviation Heritage Trail
Illustration :
60 b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781844155729
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 8 X 5 inches
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Overview
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As part of the Aviation Heritage Trail series, this book covers airfields in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Yorkshire and Northamptonshire.

12 Group was formed in 1937 within Fighter Command to become responsible for aerial defense of the industrial Midlands. During World War Two this group was the second most important fighter group and as such, it received it's fair share of attacks from the German Luftwaffe throughout the war. As well as regional defense, 12 Group were also supposed to fly cover for 11 Group airfields during the Battle of Britain.

The airfields and other places of interest include Digby, Hibaldstow, Kirton on Lindsey, Coltishall, Matlask, Swanton Morley, Catterick, Church Fenton, Clifton, Hutton Cranswick and Wittering

This book looks at the history and personalities associated with each base, what remains today and explores the favorite local wartime haunts. Museums and places that are relevant will also be described and general directions on how to get them included.

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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