Over East Anglia

East Anglia Skies with B-24 Liberator
East Anglia Skies

The B-24 Liberator was World War II’s most produced bomber with a total production of 9,000+. From 1940-45, the skies of East Anglia were thick with fighters and bombers. East Anglia is an area of about 5,000 square miles, and in 1944, it contained 156 RAF/USAAF airfields each putting as many as 50 planes into the air daily. Imagine thousands of aircraft flying from airfields as close to each other as 5 miles. Air traffic control became a major headache and those controllers deserved medals just for doing their jobs.
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