1st Air Division 8th Air Force USAAF 1942-45


Flying Fortress Squadrons in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire & Northamptonshire

By: Martin Bowman
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback or Kindle
Series: Aviation Heritage Trail
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781844154531
Published: 15th February 2007
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

Current purchase price:
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1st Air Division 8th Air Force USAAF 1942-45

As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. Constituted as the lst Bombardment Division on 30 August 1943 the unit was activated at Brampton Grange, Huntingdon on 13 September 1943. It was assigned to the Eighth Air Force and redesignated lst Air Division in December 1944. The division served in combat in the European theater of Operations from September 1943 until April 1945. All squadrons within the division flew the long-distance Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber on raids into occupied Europe and Germany. There were forty-eight squadrons in the division based at Bassingbourn, Ridgewell, Nuthamstead, Podington, Chelveston, Thurleigh, Molesworth, Kimbolten, Grafton Underwood, Polebrook, Deenethorpe and Glatton.

 




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