“This is a splendid memorial to the USAAF in the UK and will be of absorbing interest to all who have passed these long-deserted airfields and wondered about the drama for which they were once the stage.” -AIRCRAFT ILLUSTRATED
A unique, nostalgic look at the airfields used by the Eighth in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Conceived in war, the airfields experience their moments of glory and , when the war ended, were left empty and derelict to die. The few which remain virtually intact have only survived because some private or public concern has formed a practical use for them, although not always as airfields. Some of the more remote airfields still dot the countryside the same as when the last plane left their runways and the last truck departed through the main gate. They are bleak, windswept and moldering but they retain the atmosphere of the fine, high endeavors of the people who inhabited them and the aura of ineffable sadness that hangs over memorials to fighting men. For such they are.
8 1/2″ x 12″, Hardcover, 240 Pages, 400 Photos, 70 Maps.