The GI Brides

  • Wedding dresses
  • Stories of how people met
  • Descendants and their links with the base

The Living History of Burtonwood

  • People, planes, life at the base, a timeline of the base and aviation art
  • Europe’s largest airbase
  • Local landmarks and heritage links
  • Visits, tours and overnight stays
  • Cockpit experience of an actual C54 Skymaster as used in the Berlin Airlift
  • The day of Fred Dibnah

Planes of RAF Burtonwood

  • A working operation base – 47 acre warehouse
  • Engine assembly line
  • B17 Flying Fortresses, P47 Thunderbolts, B29 Super Fortresses
  • Maintenance and spares – Pratt and Whitney Wasp engines
  • The Berlin Airlift
  • 3500 planes scrapped here
  • C54 Skymaster as used in the Berlin Airlift

Entertainment and Stories

  • Visiting stars (Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Glen Miller)
  • Stories of the base and its people
  • Evacuee stories
  • Radio shack
  • Sports
  • American Parties and letters to Santa delivered to the North Pole
  • The Candy Bomber

Everyday Life

  • Everyday life in the war years
  • Audio history
  • Uniforms and artefacts
  • Shops and Living conditions
  • Air raid shelter recreated
  • The hospital site