• Somewhere in The Midlands (USAAF)

Somewhere in The Midlands (USAAF)

Fran & Martin Collins

  • Price: £6.95
  • Publisher: Brewin Books
  • ISBN: 9781858581194
  • Availability: In Stock

Somewhere in the Midlands chronicles the day to day running of USAAF station 522 and recounts the experiences of the men of the 879th, 892nd and 908th Signal Depot Companies that were based there. It also looks at the sociological effects that the American unit had on the locality of Smethwick and Bearwood, one of these being the numerous Anglo-American weddings.

The Base was in use until October 1945 as a storage, supply, and repair depot for Air Force equipment. It was responsible for supplying all the radio and radar equipment for the American air bases around the country. After D-Day a contingent of men from Smethwick was sent to the continent where they carried out similar duties.

Format Paperback
Pages 116
Dimensions 210mm x 148mm
Illustrations black & white

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