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American Air Forces in England, WWII

 
 
American Air Forces in England, WWII Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
1. American Air Forces in England, WWII Marker
Inscription.
American
Air Forces in
England, WWII
American airpower based in England in WWII included the Eighth Air Force, providing strategic airpower with bombers and fighters, and the Ninth Air Force, performing tactical ground-attack and support missions. Both organizations has many bases, and thousands of American airmen lived and worked in more or less temporary structures like the “Nissen Huts” on display here. These particular huts were used at RAF Debden, near London in southeastern England.

Debden has a long association with American airmen who flew with Britainís Royal Air Force (RAF) from the base in 1941 during the Battle of Britain, before the US entered the war. The RAFís “Eagle Squadrons” joined the Eighth Air Force in 1942 as Debden, known as the “Eagleís Nest,” became the 4th Fighter Groupís base. After WWII, Debden reverted to the RAF.

These huts were donated to the US Air Force Museum in 1975 when Debden was closed.
 
Location. 39° 47.041′ N, 84° 6.541′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Springfield Street and Bong Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located next to the
American Air Forces in England, WWII Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
2. American Air Forces in England, WWII Marker
The plane in the photo is a C-60, Lockheed Lodestar
National Museum of the United States Air Force. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Belly Tank (here, next to this marker); 8th Air Force Control Tower (a few steps from this marker); 44th Bomb Group (H) (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Mighty Eighth" (approx. 0.3 miles away); China Burma India Hump Aircrews (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fourth Fighter Group Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Order of Daedalians (approx. 0.3 miles away); 353rd Fighter Group (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Also see . . .
1. RAF Debden, American Air Museum in Britain. (Submitted on March 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. RAF Debden on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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