Explore American Heritage in East Anglia
Discover East Anglia's American connections for yourselves...
EXACTLY 75 YEARS AGO
On February 20, 1942, the first of the United States Army Air Force arrived in Britain to make history. A small group of officers, forming the advance party, travelled via Portugal in plain clothes.
8TH & 9TH USAAF
The 8th & 9th Air Forces located on over 100 bases, many with up to 3,000 personnel, were the largest air strike forces ever committed to battle, while the Ninth operated the most formidable troop-carrying force ever assembled.
EXPLORE THE EAST TODAY
Did you have a relative who served in England during the war? Perhaps he married a GI bride. What were these places you may have heard about like – Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge – and what are they like now?