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  1. Beccles

    Beccles

    Military site : airfield
    Beccles was built for the Eighth Air Force in 1943-44 but not used. RAF and Fleet Air Arm units occupied the base from 1944-45, providing Air Sea Rescue support. It closed 1945 and re-opened as Beccles Heliport 1965. The private Beccles Airfield has...

  2. Bedford

    Bedford

    Military site : non-airfield

  3. Beeston

    Beeston

    Other location

  4. Belandah

    Belandah

    Military site : airfield

  5. Belfast

    Belfast

    Military site : non-airfield
    An Eighth Air Force Composite Command base.

  6. Belton

    Belton

    Crash site

  7. Ben Nevis

    Ben Nevis

    Other location

  8. Benina

    Benina

    Military site : airfield

  9. Bentwaters

    Bentwaters

    Military site : airfield
    Built for Eighth Air Force use in 1943-44, and originally named Butley. Surplus to 8AF requirements, Bentwaters saw wartime use by the RAF, and from 1951 to 1993 was used by US Air Forces Europe (USAFE).

  10. Berca

    Berca

    Military site : airfield

  11. Bernay Airfield, France

  12. Bertreaux

    Bertreaux

    Military site : airfield

  13. Beuzeville

    Beuzeville

    Military site : airfield

  14. Biblis

    Biblis

    Military site : airfield

  15. Biest-Houtakker

    Biest-Houtakker

    Crash site

  16. Big Spring Army Air Field

    Big Spring Army Air Field

    Military site : airfield

  17. Biggin Hill

    Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  18. Biggs Field

    Biggs Field

    Military site : airfield

  19. Birch

    Birch

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to Eighth Air Force 1942 and built for Ninth Air Force use in 1943-1944, Birch was the temporary home of the 410th Bomb Group. It was an Eighth Air Force reserve airfield from 1944-1945, and used briefly by the RAF at the end of the war. It...

  20. Birmingham

    Birmingham

    Military site : non-airfield

  21. Bishopstrow

    Bishopstrow

    Military site : non-airfield
    Mobile Repair and Reclamation Squadrons were based here. Exact location unknown.

  22. Bishop’s Stortford

    Bishop’s Stortford

    Military site : non-airfield

  23. Biskra

    Biskra

    Military site : airfield

  24. Bisterne

    Bisterne

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1943, it was developed for use by the Ninth Air Force in 1943-1944. The 371st Fighter Group used the airfield, before it was closed and returned to agriculture in 1944-45.

  25. Black Hameldon, Burnely

  26. Blakehill Farm

    Blakehill Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Ninth Air Force but not used.

  27. Blandford Camp

    Blandford Camp

    Military site : non-airfield
    Blandford Camp was first used for military purposes in the 18th Century, and served as a training ground for local volunteer units of the British Army. The site was used throughout the First World War as a Base Depot for the Royal Naval Division, and...

  28. Blechhammer South

    Blechhammer South

    Other location

  29. Blyth battery

    Blyth battery

    Military site : non-airfield
    The bombardment of Hartlepool in December 1916 by the German High Seas Fleet killing 86 civilians and injuring 424 was a turning point for coastal defence. It prompted the development of a wider coastal defence plan, and construction of a battery at...

  30. Boca Raton Army Airfield

    Boca Raton Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  31. Bocking B-17 Memorial

  32. Bodney

    Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  33. Boeing Field

    Boeing Field

    Military site : airfield

  34. Bois Hall

    Bois Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    The old Hall buildings were enlarged at the turn of the 18th Century.

  35. Boisleux-au-Mont

    Boisleux-au-Mont

    Crash site

  36. Bolleville

    Bolleville

    Military site : airfield

  37. Bolling Field

    Bolling Field

    Military site : airfield

  38. Bone

    Bone

    Military site : airfield
    During World War II the airport was known as Bone Airfield, and was used by the German Luftwaffe. Later captured by the United States Army, the USAAF Twelfth Air Force in the Western Desert Campaign in 1942-1943....

  39. Bordeaux/ Merignac

    Bordeaux/ Merignac

    Military site : airfield

  40. Boreham

    Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed....

  41. Borkum Island

    Borkum Island

    Crash site

  42. Bottesford

    Bottesford

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an RAF bomber station during 1940-41 and improved in 1943, Bottesford eventually had three concrete runways, 26 pan and 21 loop hardstandings, and nine T2 plus one B1 hangars. The station was occupied by the RAF from November 1941 to November...

  43. Bottisham

    Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

  44. Bourges

    Bourges

    Military site : airfield

  45. Bournemouth

    Bournemouth

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to a variety of units, mainly US Army but with some USAAF support units. Exact location unknown.

  46. Bovingdon

    Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway....

  47. Bowes Moor

    Bowes Moor

    Military site : non-airfield
    Site of a Chemical storage facility. It closed at the end of the war and many of the chemicals were burnt and some areas concreted over. The infrastructure is still clearly visible. Although the surrounding area is farmland there is no access permitted...

  48. Boxted

    Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  49. Boxted Airfield Museum

    Boxted Airfield Museum

    Other location

  50. Braintree

    Braintree

    Military site : non-airfield