Currently on exhibition at Imperial War Museum Duxford is Somewhere in England: Portraits of Americans in Britain 1942-45, open to visitors through 31 December 2013. The stunning photographs, some of which have never before been seen in public, are part of the Roger Freeman collection of almost 15,000 photographs of the US Army Air Forces during the Second World War, which has recently been acquired by IWM.
Perhaps a double-bill is in order, as Duxford also hosts its annual Flying Legends Air Show on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July. Make a real day of it! Duxford will be open from 8am to 6pm both days. The flying display will start at approximately 2pm and finish at approximately 5.45pm, leaving plenty of time in the morning to explore the whole of the museum, take part in activities across the site, and soak up the atmosphere.
Remember, too, that at Duxford you can visit the American Air Museum, home of ‘the largest collection of American ‘warbirds’ on display outside the United States, including a B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, and aircraft from the Cold War era such as a B-52 Stratofortress, SR-71 Blackbird and F-4 Phantom.’ You can also visit the B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B, who’s still airworthy after all these years.
IWM Duxford is located in Cambridgeshire, and is open daily from 10am (except for 24, 25 and 26 December). For detailed information on all of the above and much more, visit the IWM Duxford website.