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SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND American Airmen in the Second World War

American Airmen in the Second World War 
During the Second World War thousands of Americans serving with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) arrived in Britain. Fighting alongside the RAF in the battle against Nazi Germany, they risked their lives flying trough perilous conditions to drop bombs deep within enemy territory. This book presents a selection of stunning photographs introducing some of the men and women who played a part in this remarkable endeavour, capturing the resilience, bravery and everyday experiences of the Americans far from home. Captions on official photographs kept the locations of US air bases secret: they were simply “somewhere in England”.
The Roger Freeman Collection comprises of more than 15,000 photographs of the US Army Air Forces in Britain during the Second World War. At its peak strength in 1944, USAAF employed 450,000 Americans in Britain, and their impact was particularly felt in the East of England. This book features some of the best images from this stunning collection, introducing the fighter pilots and bomber crews, the navigators and gunners, as well as the ground crew who ensured the aircraft kept flying. It provides a unique and fresh insight into the men and women whose hard work and bravery helped to defend Britain during the Second World War. Features over 60 stunning photographs of US Army Air Forces in Britain during the Second World War Colour images offer a fresh view of military life Taken from IWM s Roger Freeman Collection Ties in with the re-opening of the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford after an exciting redevelopment.


Product Code: 25685
Author: Jenny Cousins
ISBN: 9781904897545
Format: Softback, 160 pp, Illustrated Published Price £14.99
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