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A visit to RAF Goxhill in Lincolnshire with Highy.
In August 1942 RAF Goxhill became the first airbase to be taken over by the USAAF, with General Eisenhower attending the ceremony. American airmen referred to Goxhill as “Goat hill”.
Goxhill was a fighter base, with P-38 Lightnings, P-51 Mustangs and P-47 Thunderbolts taking off from but not always returning there.
Below; Al at the site of the control tower which was dismantled in 2003 and shipped to the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia where it will be recreated (or at least that was the plan)