Masters Of The Air Blog

It was the biggest cultural and landscape impact on the East of England, otherwise known as East Anglia, since the Norman Invasion. Huge swathes of farmland requisitioned, thousands of miles of concrete runway laid in months, hundreds of enormous bomber planes arrived (some flown by women).


If the county was monochrome when they arrived, it was soon turned technicolour – just like The Wizard of Oz, released in 1939, the first year of the war.


It started as The Friendly Invasion. As D-Day approached, the combatants had become The Masters of the Air.