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

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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 Armyshow more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 18mm | 499.99g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752476831
  • 9780752476834
  • 623,417

About Peter B. Gunn

Peter B. Gunn is a lecturer in History at Further Education College. Since 1990, he has been a professional indexer of books and journals in history (mainly military) and archaeology. Gunn has had a lifelong fascination with aviation history and gives presentations to local societies on local aviation history. Since 1990, he has produced five books on aviation history.show more

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