About The Project


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. Concentrating on people and places, and working with communities across the Eastern Counties, the Eighth in the East has explored this history to: support the work of volunteers who care for this heritage, encourage new blood into museums, develop resources for visitors and future generations, develop people’s skills and bring communities together through this shared past.

This map gives you an outline of our project area and details some of the historic sites we explored between 2013 & 2016.

8th in the East Places Map

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Photography courtesy of: Nick Stone