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Bombers on the Ground


When not flying or on the line for maintenance, bombers were parked in a dispersed fashion around the three-mile perimeter track circling the runway.…

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Control Tower


The Control Tower was a standard feature at all 8th Air Force bases during WWII.

All missions were orchestrated from the Control Tower, and it was…

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Crew Photo


10-man crews typically manned B-24s. This included four officers and six enlisted men. Crews were typically referred to by the Pilot’s last names.…

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Dogs and Cats of Shipdham


Airmen at Shipdham “adopted” a huge number of cats and dogs while on base during the war. Some were strays, others came from local English villagers.…

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Formations in Air


Heavy bombers flew in formation, mostly commonly in "the combat box" conceived early in the air war. It consisted of multiple 12-bomber groups flying…

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