US 9th Air Force Bases in Essex 1943 - 44

Martin W. Bowman

This book looks at the history and personalities associated with American airfields in Essex, what remains today, and it explores the favorite local wartime haunts where aircrew and ground crew would have sought well-deserved entertainment and relaxation. Other museums and places that are relevant will also be described.
Date Published :
November 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Aviation Heritage Trail
Illustration :
Approx 60 b/w
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848843325
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area – in this case Essex. It covers the American air bases used by the Martin B-29 Marauders, P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs of the 9th USAAF Air Force during 1943-44 prior to their move south to France after the D-Day invasion on 6 June 1944.

The airfields included are Andrews Field, Birch, Boreham, Boxted, Chipping Ongar, Earls Colne, Gosfield, Great Dunmow, Little Walden, Matching, Roydon, Rivenhall, Stansted, Wethersfield and Wormingford.

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 have sought well-deserved entertainment and relaxation. Other 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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