Rise and Defend: USAF At Manston 1950-1958

ISBN: 9780954560553

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Taken over by the USAF in 1950, this Kentish airfield served as a forward air base from which aircraft could be rapidly deployed to intercept incoming Soviet bombers or from which USAF forces in Europe could be speedily reinforced. It also hosted some of the earliest helicopter-equipped SAR units.

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