Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A few days building and I got a whole airfield out of it.
P-47s lined up in a tactical airfield.
As the American Army moved across Europe the USAAF followed behind.
Setting up airfields for close air support, by being close they could make more sorties and carry heavier bomb loads than if they were still based in the UK.
Airfields used by the retreating Germans were used of course, but some were little more than farm fields.
P47s were used for ground support because their radial engines were more resistant to ground fire than the water cooled engines of the P51, although both were used at times.