Dr Graham Cross grew up in the village of Raydon, Suffolk. For 35 years, he has been the UK contact, historian and archivist for the 353rd Fighter Group organising their UK reunions and attending many in the United States. He founded the Raydon Airfield Preservation Society and was Chairman for the airfield memorial project. He has published four books on the history of the 353rd and the airfields at Metfield and Raydon. He has given many public talks at locations such as the Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Savannah, Georgia, the Second Air Division Memorial Library, the National Army Museum and for the RAF Museum. As an academic historian, he specialises in American and Anglo-American military, diplomatic and political history. He has published books and articles covering the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, US foreign policy in the first half of the twentieth century, American air power and the commemoration of WWII. He has taught at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, University College Dublin and the University of Glasgow. He is a Senior Lecturer in American History at Manchester Metropolitan University.

I welcome enquiries from people interested in Masters (taught or by research) and PhD doctoral projects covering many aspects of American history, but particularly those relating to the military and social history of the American military in Britain during WWII. Please contact Dr Graham Cross.