A complete and unique single-volume illustrated reference book covering all of the RAF’s frontline airfields in the UK during World War 2.
For all those interested in the activities of the RAF during the Second World War, RAF Airfields of World War 2 provides comprehensive information about all the frontline RAF airfields in Britain, including all the RAF Fighter, Bomber, Coastal and Transport Command airfields and bases of the period.
This fascinating books provides a short history of each airfield, first-person accounts and information on airfield buildings and is illustrated with photographs and maps.
Chapters also take a look at airfield construction and organisation, orders of battle for each command at notable points of the war. Of great interest are the tabular listings of RAF frontline airfields, which provide full details of location and user squadrons/units.
Present-day usage of the airfields and the buildings is also covered.
Of great interest also are the first-hand accounts by veterans of the four wartime Commands add a layer of compelling personal testimony to the book.
The author originally published two books on RAF Fighter and Bomber airfields of World War 2 in the early 1990s, which are now out of print, but this book contains significantly new text and illustrations as well as covering RAF Coastal and Transport Command for the first time.
RAF Airfields of World War 2 by Jonathan Falconer was published in January 2013