AIRSHOWS & USAAF (UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE) AIRFIELDS Tour
In 1942 mainland Europe was under Nazi control and Britain was fighting desperately for her survival. Help came with the United States' entry into World War II and the consequent deployment of USAAF - the United States Army Air Force – into Britain. The farmlands of East Anglia were replaced by hundreds of airfields, built to house the 60 heavy bomber groups who would go on to fight so heroically in the skies over Europe.
Tour highlights include:
- The old USAAF airfields and surrounding villages with their memorials.
- Control towers and private museums filled with memorabilia.
- Duxford War Museum, boasting one of the most spectacular aviation collections in the world and the world-famous Airshow. Also the American Air Museum, Normandy Experience, Battle of Britain Exhibition and the original Operations Room.
- RAF Museum at Hendon and one of the finest collections of World War II German aircraft.
- US Military Cemetery at Madingley where over 3500 are buried and thousands more are remembered on the 'Wall of the Missing'.
- Lunch in a typical country pub.
Photographs: Main Image; Fighter Pilot; Red Arrows; USAAF Officers