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J.M.LLOYD
07-17-2007, 08:17 PM
I will be in the UK next year and would like to visit some old British and American WW2 airfields does anyone have any good sites or links that I can compile a list from..Cheers

Jeffrey Morgan Lloyd

J.M.LLOYD
07-17-2007, 08:17 PM
I will be in the UK next year and would like to visit some old British and American WW2 airfields does anyone have any good sites or links that I can compile a list from..Cheers

Jeffrey Morgan Lloyd

Roblex
07-18-2007, 12:24 AM
Alas most of them are now industrial or housing estates. Those that remain as active airfields look a lot different to how they were in WW2. The least changed are probably the ones taken over by gliding clubs as they do not tend to see much development.

An obvious place to visit is Duxford as it had USAAF squadrons based there and has an aircraft museum.

I live in Kent and almost all the BoB bases are gone except for Biggin Hill which has become a commercial airfield so is not very accessible outside of air displays. If you happen to be in the East Kent area then Hawkinge has a small BoB museum.

The best preserved airfields are probably North of London but I am not very familiar with them.

mauld
07-18-2007, 12:25 AM
One of the best preserved WW2 airfields is at East Fortune, East Lothian, Scotland it also houses the Museum of Flight a collection that includes a concorde Me163 and Spitfire Mk XVI

ericson
07-18-2007, 03:43 AM
I would recomend the home of the 100th bomb group Thorpe Abbots. Adress is Common Road Dickeburgh Nr Diss Norfolk IP21 4HP. I also have some links you may find useful www.2ndair.org.uk (http://www.2ndair.org.uk) www.95thbg-horham.com (http://www.95thbg-horham.com)
I have an e mail address for Martlesham Heath Aviation Society r.dunnett@btopenworld.com.
There is also a museum at Halesworth (Holton) Aifield home of the 56th fighter group tel no 01986 873262 or 01986 872371 or 01986 872129

J.M.LLOYD
07-18-2007, 07:28 AM
Thanks for the info boys

whiteladder
07-18-2007, 08:37 AM
Depending where abouts in the country you are going to be you could try The Linconlshire aviation center at East Kirby.

And you have the funds (165) you get the unique opportunity for a "Taxi Ride" in their Avro Lancaster "just Jane"!!


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more info here
http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/prodpage.cfm?CategoryID=...075&CFTOKEN=89139804 (http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/prodpage.cfm?CategoryID=6944&CFID=7551075&CFTOKEN=89139804)