East Coast England
Nowhere was the aerial firepower of World War II more concentrated than along the east coast of England. Explore an immense aviation story, and four wartime airfields that now feel very different indeed. Deep in Lincolnshire, East Kirkby still celebrates the heroes of the 1940s, whereas Lakenheath thunders with the noise of F-15 fighters, and the unmistakeable presence of thousands of Americans.
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