Haunted Second World War Airfields : The Midlands and Wales Volume two Paperback / softback
In the previous volume, covering the airfields in the south and south west, the emphasis largely concentrated upon the fighter airfields of Nos 11 and 12 groups, with a few coastal command, Fleet air Arm, training airfields, and a minute amount of Bomber airfields just to the north of London.
Volume 2 shifts to less fighter airfields, more training airfields, and in East Anglia at least, a greater number of Bomber airfields; especially those allocated for the USAAF forces in Britain The wartime airfields of the RAF/RCAF & USAAF Bomber Commands have a feeling of what can only be described as sad, of waiting, a loneliness that pervades and leaves the witness somewhat melancholy and is something that many have commented upon.
This volume as in the previous one gives the history, the accounts of the known hauntings at these airfields and provides a 1940s plan of the airfield.
In addition it acknowledges the appalling losses that the Bomber commands suffered. And then there are the Training airfields where losses were high due to pilot inexperience, overcrowding in the skies and clapped out aircraft that had been withdrawn from operational use No wonder our airfields are so haunted
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Fonthill Media
- Publication Date: 01/11/2013
- Category: Military aircraft
- ISBN: 9781781550984