RAF and USAAF Airfields in the UK

Geoff Mills, Daniel Knowles

A comprehensive and meticulously researched landmark work charting the construction, operational history and post-war use of the airfields of the RAF and USAAF in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Supported by a wealth of 690 photographs and airfield plans providing a unique illustration into the life of each wartime airfield.
Date Published :
June 2022
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
629 Black & White Photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781558379
Pages : 656
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Shortly after the end of the Second World War, the United Kingdom was described as one vast aircraft carrier anchored off the coast of Europe. During a seven year period 500 airfields were constructed to serve the needs first of the RAF and later the USAAF as they carried the war to German-occupied Europe. The airfields that were constructed took many different forms from training airfields and Advanced Landing Grounds to grass fighter airstrips and vast complexes used to accommodate heavy bombers.

This book charts the history of each Second World War airfield in and around the UK providing a unique insight in to the construction, operational life and post-war history of each airfield. Alongside detailing the history of each airfield, this work comprehensively records the details of each unit that operated from airfields around the UK.

The information provided in this meticulously researched book is supported by a wealth of 629 photographs providing an illustration into the life of each wartime station.

About The Author

DANIEL KNOWLES was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and has been interested in history since the age of eight. The main focus of his historical interest is the Second World War. In 2016 he graduated with an honours degree in History and Politics from the University of Northumbria. His dissertation was written on the changing perceptions to the wartime role played by RAF Bomber Command.

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