1.19.2004
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Dedicating the Field

ACME News photo via U.S. Army Air Force, dated May 30, 1943

The formal dedication ceremony held at the newly completed Andrews Field Airdrome in England is in full swing. The field was named for General Frank Andrews, who had been killed in the crash of a B-24 bomber in Iceland earlier in the war. While the original caption specifies the location only as "somewhere in England," Andrews Field was actually USAAF Station No. 485-X near the village of Great Saling in the County of Essex. At the time, it was the only named U.S. airfield in England. More information on the field is available from the UK Airfield Research Group.

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