Research in the heart of 'Bomber County'

The vast numbers of airfield’s operational throughout Lincolnshire in the Second World War earned the region the nickname ‘Bomber County’.

The Archaeology Team at BGU undertakes diverse research into aviation archaeology and history. One aspect of this project has been to study the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) presence in the East of England through the everyday objects they left behind. Our work brings together researchers, student archaeologists, local history societies and veterans to shed light onto the lives of the US service personnel in the UK during the war.

If you are interested in finding out more about this project, please email

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