Bomber Command Bases Map
Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:31 AM
"Dozens of other bases, not included here, were used for training and maintenance.
Find out about the history of your nearest bomber station by moving the arrow over the locations shown on the map.
Today the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family will today attend the dedication and unveiling of a memorial to tens of thousands of Bomber Command airmen who died in the Second World War flying from these bases.
The Bomber Command Memorial in London's Green Park remembers the sacrifice and bravery of the 55,573 RAF crew who lost their lives in the conflict.
Its centrepiece is a 9ft bronze sculpture depicting a seven-man bomber crew returning from a mission. The design of the roof is inspired by a Vickers Wellington aircraft and incorporates sections of aluminium recovered from a Handley Page Halifax III bomber shot down over Belgium on May 12 1944, killing eight crew."
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:15 AM
ARMY AIR FORCES STATIONS
A Guide to the Stations Where U .S . Army Air Forces Personnel
Served in the United Kingdom During World War II
just a short teaser;
ARMY AIR FORCES STATION LIST
This listing is divided into three parts . Part 1, the numerical listing,
includes all known station numbers . Part 2, the alphabetical listing, also
includes installations that were not assigned AAF numbers . Part 3 indexes
the alphabetical listing by geographic location, but does not include units
Explanation of terms :
AAF Number . The Army Air Forces station number assigned .
Name . The official name of the installation, with alternative names
appearing in parentheses .
Location . Majority of locations are counties in England ; locations
outside England are identified by county (if available) and country.
Principal Unit(s) . Unit(s) assigned to the installation during World
War 11 . Space considerations preclude identifying every unit assigned, so
flying units predominate . When no unit designation is available, the
command--usually Eighth or Ninth Air Force--is given . Where information
is unknown, it is so indicated . Explanation of abbreviations and acronyms
used appear in the glossary .
PART 1 - NUMERICAL LISTING
NUMBER NAME LOCATION PRINCIPAL U NIT(S) ASSIGNED
101 High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HQ 8 AF ; VIII Bomber Comd
102 Alconbury Huntingdonshire 452 Bomb Gp ; 1 Air Div
103 Brampton Grange Huntingdonshire HQ 1 Air Div
104 Hardwick Norfolk 20 Bomb Wg ; 93 Bomb Gp
105 Chelveston Northamptonshire 305 Bomb Gp
106 Grafton Underwood Northamptonshire 384 Bomb Gp
107 Molesworth Huntingdonshire 303 Bomb Gp
108 Old Catton (Camp Thomas) Norfolk 2 Bomb Wg ; 14 Bomb Wg
Another 90 pages at the link.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:52 PM
Bomber Command Bases, Order of Battle - http://www.bombercrew.com/groups.htm
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Schools - Canada http://www.bombercrew.com/BCATP.htm
A History of RAF Organisation - Bomber Command Bases - http://www.rafweb.org/Bases.htm
Edited by Fred Wilson, 28 January 2013 - 10:50 PM.
RCAF Navigator: Lancasters and Wellingtons,
Bomber Command, WW2
Named after Fred Sutherland of the Dambusters.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:53 PM
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:56 PM
Sorry if this has been asked, or if it is Dumb/Rudimentary question, but I cannot help to ask.....
...looking at that bomber bases map, and knowing there were all kinds of other bases for troops, supplies, intelligence, etc.
What happened to the civilian population of SE England during the war.? Were they moved, or was that not a very populated area at the time.?
Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:27 PM
A few would have been relocated Denny, but East Anglia etc wasn't very heavily populated and still isn't. I believe official policy was to keep a minimum distance of five miles between aerodromes at one point, but that obviously changed as the war progressed.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:30 PM
Not sure if this will help but here's another link
- Aston Down/Minchinhampton. RAF. 12 Grp. Fighter Ops
- Babdown Farm. RAF. 23 Grp. AFU
- Bibury. RAF. 57 Wing. MSU
- Chedworth. RAF. 12 Grp. TEU
- Fairford. RAF. 23 Grp. Heavy Glider Conv Unit
- Filton. RAF. 44 Grp. Transport OTU
- Staverton. RAF. 25 Grp. AFU
- Kemble. RAF. 116 Wing. Transport
- Little Rissington. RAF. 23 Grp. AFU.
- Long Marston. RAF. 91 Grp. Bomber OTU
- Moreton in the Marsh. RAF. 91 Grp. Bomber OTU
- Moreton Valance. RAF. 25 Grp. AFU
- Northleach. RAF. 23 Grp. Glider Training School
- Pucklechurch RAF No.11 Balloon Centre.
- South Cerney. RAF. 23 Grp. AFU
- Southrop. RAF. 23 Grp. AFU
- Stoke Orchard. RAF. 23 Grp. Glider Training School
- Windrush. RAF. 23 Grp. AFU.
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