Map of wartime airfields.
To identify the airfield move the mouse over the aircraft icon
Although not directly responsible for 'Anti-Aircraft' action, it was thought necessary to include
airfields in the web-site. One of the most logical methods in defending the country from enemy
aircraft was to fight like with like. During the early war years this was certainly the most
common method until the AA gun batteries had all been established.
Indeed many AA sites
including AA guns, searchlights, radar and locating equipment, were built around airfield sites.
Many technical designs for locating aircraft were also developed from airfields. For a long time
airfields were the main target of enemy attacks, so for these reasons airfields have been included.
Due to technical difficulties in reproducing
maps on a small scale there may be errors in placement of some airfield icons. In reality some airfields were
as close as 1 mile apart which would have resulted in icons overlapping. In order to display an uncluttered map
they have been positioned as closely as possible to their correct positions.
The icon is meant to show
the position of the airfields relative to each other and to towns, they are not accurate enough to show
The information box gives details such as official name , alternative name and which branch
of the armed forces were known to occupy it during the Second World War. It would take a vast amount of time
to provide a full report of occupation in full detail, there may well be cases of airfields being ocupied
by USAAF, Canadian and other Commonwealth forces, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy and the RAF in addition to details stated.
in the full history of an airfield should consult one of the excellent web-sites about WW2 airfields.
If anyone knows of any errors in the above map we would be pleased to hear from you,
you can e-mail us
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