THE STORY OF THE 8TH UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND IS ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE IN MILITARY HISTORY.
NOW, MORE THAN SEVENTY YEARS ON, WITNESSES TO THIS SOCIAL AND LANDSCAPE REVOLUTION ARE SADLY PASSING AND WITH THEM A LIVING CONNECTION TO THOSE YEARS OF TURMOIL THAT HELPED SHAPE OUR WORLD.
AFTER 3 YEARS THE PROJECT HAS DRAWN TO A CLOSE. YOU CAN SEE THE PROJECT LEGACY AND VISIT THE INTERACTIVE MAP ON OUR HERITAGE GUIDE BY CLICKING THE LINKS BELOW.
This part of the website forms a comprehensive guide to many of the museums, memorials and places of interest based in East Anglia. Often located on USAAF airfields, you can use the interactive map to find out the location, contact information, opening times and the facilities that each site has to offer.GO TO HERITAGE GUIDE
Concentrating on people and places, and working with communities across the Eastern Counties, the Eighth in the East project has explored this history – supporting the work of volunteers who care for this heritage – to encourage new visitors into museums, develop resources for visitors and future generations, develop peoples’ skills and bring communities together through a shared past.GO TO PROJECT LEGACY