US 9th Air Force Bases in Essex 1943 - 44

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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,...

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US 9th Air Force Bases In Essex 1943-44

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848843325
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 12/20/2010
  • Series: Aviation Heritage Trail
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,344,136
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 7

Introduction 13

The Airfields

1 Andrews Field (Great Saling) (Station 485) 35

2 Birch (Station 149) 55

3 Boreham (Station 161) 58

4 Boxted (Langham) (Station 150) 64

5 Chipping Ongar (Willingale) (Station 162) 76

6 Earls Colne (Station 358) 85

7 Gosfield (Station 154) 95

8 Great Dunmow (Little Easton) (Station 164) 105

9 Little Walden (Hadstock) (Station 165) 119

10 Matching (Station 166) 123

11 Raydon (Station 157) 133

12 Rivenhall (Station 168) 141

13 Snailwell, Cambs (Station 361) 153

14 Stanstead Mountfitchet (Station 169) 154

15 Wethersfield (Station 170) 169

16 Wormingford (Station 159) 179

Appendix 1 Summary of Airfields and Other Locations 181

Appendix 2 9th Air Force Airfields and Airstrips in the United Kingdom 199

Appendix 3 IX Bomber Command Order of Battle - 9 June 1944 203

Appendix 4 9th Air Force Fighter Aces 204

Bibliography 207

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