The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the first American airmen at RAF Duxford in Cambridgeshire is being marked in a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum which opens on April 13th
It tells the stories of the men and women who arrived in 1943 and became part of the community in which they were based.
As well as aircraft, photographs and other historic artefacts the museum will also be hosting Americans in Britain Tours - telling the tales of individual air crew members, their bravery in conflict and their off duty exploits.
Events marking the anniversary will continue until December
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