Sculthorpe Secrecy and Stealth: A Norfolk Airfield in the Cold War (Paperback)
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Sculthorpe Secrecy and Stealth: A Norfolk Airfield in the Cold War (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 03/02/2014
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Set in the north Norfolk countryside, Sculthorpe was the hub of offensive operations until its closure in 1944 for upgrading as a base for heavy bombers, its runway ideal for US Strategic Air Command bombers like the B-29. By 1951, it was formally handed over to US control and became a prime front-line nuclear bomber base as well as a centre of intelligence gathering via secret surveillance flights over Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. There are many unanswered questions about the base during this period, not least regarding the `RAF Special Duties Flight' which carried out two overflights of the Soviet Union in 1952 and 1954. After 1962, the airfield once again became a standby base used by the USAF, the RAF and the Army

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752476834
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm

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