The United States Air Force in Britain

Author(s): Darren Willmin 

ISBN: 9781781556993
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A visual study of RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath accompanied by stunning photography of iconic American aircraft.

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  • A glorious and detailed insight into two prestigious US bases from the Second World War to the present day

  • Pictures are by Darren Willmin, one of the best-known names in aviation photography in the UK

  • A visual treat with 373 beautiful colour and mono photographs on glossy art paper 
The UK and US made a series of agreements in 1941 that allowed American forces to operate campaigns against Germany. Today, the UK and USAF still have a selection of bases, but only three used for operations. RAF Mildenhall is the 100th Air Refuelling Wing operating the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker. Also, housing the 352 SOW is Special Operations Command Europe that operates the C130J and CV-22 Osprey, and the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, which conducts RC-135 Rivet Joint ops in Europe and the Mediterranean.

RAF Lakenheath hosts the 48th Fighter Wing and is assigned to USAF Europe – Air Forces Africa. The 48th Fighter Wing aircraft is the F-15 Eagle plus the 56th Rescue Squadron who are a combat-ready search and rescue squadron of HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters. RAF Fairford, the US Air Force’s only European airfield for heavy bombers, is currently a standby airfield. Its most prominent use in recent years has been as an airfield for B-52s during the Gulf wars.

With superb photography, United States Air Force in Britain looks at its history and development to the present day.


BOOK ISBN 9781781556993
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING paperback
PAGES 224 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 3 June 2019
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 370 colour photographs







A visual study of RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath accompanied by stunning photography of iconic American aircraft.


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