American Air Forces in England, WWII, a War Memorial

American Air Forces in England, WWII, a War Memorial (HM25YH)

Location: Riverside, OH 45431 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.041', W 84° 6.541'

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American
Air Forces in
England, WWII

American airpower based in England in WWII included the Eighth Air Force, providing strategic airpower with bombers and fighters, and the Ninth Air Force, performing tactical ground-attack and support missions. Both organizations has many bases, and thousands of American airmen lived and worked in more or less temporary structures like the "Nissen Huts" on display here. These particular huts were used at RAF Debden, near London in southeastern England.
Debden has a long association with American airmen who flew with Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) from the base in 1941 during the Battle of Britain, before the US entered the war. The RAF's "Eagle Squadrons" joined the Eighth Air Force in 1942 as Debden, known as the "Eagle's Nest," became the 4th Fighter Group's base. After WWII, Debden reverted to the RAF.
These huts were donated to the US Air Force Museum in 1975 when Debden was closed.
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Date Added Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747568 N 4407784
Decimal Degrees39.78401667, -84.10901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.041', W 84° 6.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 2.4599999999998" N, 84° 6' 32.46" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Bong St, Riverside OH 45431, US
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