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With America’s help it was ‘plane’ sailing
Sunday Express [UK], by Danny Buckland

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/1/2014 8:09:57 AM

US fighter squadrons landed in Duxford almost a year before D-Day. DANNY BUCKLAND finds out what life was like for them on the ground and in the air The first invasion was friendly. Hundreds of planes landing on airstrips across East Anglia in preparation for the most pivotal day in world history. As the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes were unveiled at RAF Duxford, few could imagine the fury that they could unleash on Occupied Europe. The sight and sound of American airmen transformed the Cambridgeshire countryside as straight-jawed heroism mixed with the scent of gasoline and crops in the fields.

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Duxford--legendary, and still remembered fondly by us old British fogies. Isn´t it good to know that East Anglia is much more famous for US help in WWII than for that blasted global warming hockey stick thingy?

      


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US fighter squadrons landed in Duxford almost a year before D-Day. DANNY BUCKLAND finds out what life was like for them on the ground and in the air The first invasion was friendly. Hundreds of planes landing on airstrips across East Anglia in preparation for the most pivotal day in world history. As the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes were unveiled at RAF Duxford, few could imagine the fury that they could unleash on Occupied Europe. The sight and sound of American airmen transformed the Cambridgeshire countryside as straight-jawed heroism mixed with the scent of gasoline and crops in the fields.

   

 

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