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Further Reading on the Friendly Invasion in Suffolk


John T. Appleby, Suffolk Summer Ipswich, East Anglian Magazine Ltd, 1948.

Robert S. Arbib, Jr. Here We Are Together – The Notebook of an American Soldier in Britain London, Longmans, Green and Co, 1946.

Lucy Bland, Britain’s Brown Babies: The Story of Children Born to Black GIs and White Women in the Second World War Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2019.

Graham Cross, Slybirds – A Photographic History of the 35rd Fighter Group During the Second World War Hitchen, Fighting High Ltd, 2017.

Graham Cross, Jonah’s Feet Are Dry – The Experience of the 353rd Fighter Group During World War II Ipswich, Thunderbolt Publishing, 2001.

Sam Edwards, Allies in Memory – World War II and the Politics of Transatlantic Commemoration, c. 1941-2001 Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Roger A. Freeman, Airfields of the Eighth - Then and Now London, Battle of Britain Prints International Limited, 1978.

Juliet Gardner, ‘Over Here’ – The GIs in Wartime Britain London, Collins and Brown, 1992.

George Korson, At His Side - The American Red Cross Overseas in World War II New York, Coward-McCann, Inc., 1945.

Norman Longmate, The G.I.’s – The Americans in Britain,1942-1945 London, Hutchinson, 1975.

David Reynolds, Rich Relations – The American Occupation of Britain, 1942-1945 London, Harper Collins, 1995.

Ron Robin, Enclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965 Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1992.

Graham Smith, When Jim Crow Met John Bull – Black American Soldiers in World War II Britain London, Taurus, 1987.

Jenel Virden, Good-bye, Piccadilly – British War Brides in America Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1996.


Articles and Book Chapters

Graham Cross, ‘The Meaning of Madingley: Anglo-American Commemorative Culture at the Cambridge American Military Cemetery’ Journal of Transatlantic Studies 18(3), 2020

Sam Edwards, Twelve o'clock high and American Airpower, 1949-1967. A. Froula, S. Takacs. In: American Militarism on the Small Screen. Routledge, 2016, pp.46-62.

Sam Edwards, Ruins, Relics and Restoration: The Afterlife of World War Two American Airfields in England, 1945-2005. In: Militarized Landscapes: From Gettysburg to Salisbury Plan. London: Continum, 2010, pp.210-228.

Sam Edwards, Commemorating Air War: The Airfields of the US Eighth Air Force. In: Perspectives on Conflict. Salford: European Studies Research Institute, 2006, pp.117-141.



Many of the individual airfields, fighter and bomb groups and museums have comprehensive websites that are an excellent starting point for your research.


Fighter Groups

56th Fighter Group          Halesworth 

353rd Fighter Group       Raydon

356th Fighter Group       Martlesham Heath

357th Fighter Group       Leiston 

364th Fighter Group       Honington

479th Fighter Group       Wattisham


Bomb Groups

34th Bomb Group            Mendlesham

94th Bomb Group            Bury St. Edmunds 

95th Bomb Group            Horham

385th Bomb Group         Great Ashfield 

388th Bomb Group         Knettishall 

390th Bomb Group         Framlingham

446th Bomb Group         Bungay

447th Bomb Group         Rattlesden

486th Bomb Group         Sudbury 

487th Bomb Group         Lavenham 

489th Bomb Group         Halesworth

490th Bomb Group         Eye 

493rd Bomb Group         Debach 



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