A project to save the remains of American wartime airfields in the region has been given more than half a million pounds of lottery funding.
The Eighth in the East group will use the money to make sure that the history of US Eighth Airforces bases can be preserved for future generations.
More than 200,000 thousand American servicemen were stationed at bases from Suffolk to Northamptonshire during the latter part of the year.
26,000 of them were killed in action over occupied Europe.
The 27th April 2012 marks 70 years since the Baedecker bombing raids over Norwich.
German Luftwaffe planes dropped hundreds of bombs over the city. 231 people were killed, hundreds more were injured and the face of the city was changed forever.