World War Two images put online by IWM Duxford

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Previously unseen photographs have been added to IWM Duxford’s American Air Museum website.

Personal snapshots and aerial photographs from the Second World War extend the digital resource.

The American Air Museum website has been made possible through the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, which awarded a grant of £980,000 to IWM Duxford, in December 2013, towards the redevelopment of the museum and the creation of the website.

Since its launch over 45,000 people have visited the website, from across the United Kingdom, United States and beyond.

Regular regular users are contributing their stories and photographs including key individuals who have made nearly 2,000 additions to the site.

English Heritage has donated over 700 aerial photographs of wartime airfields in use, or under construction, across the United Kingdom between 1940 and 1947.

You can browse all of the English Heritage aerial photographs on the American Air Museum website with the following search - http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media?search=EH

The American Air Museum website launched with 5,000 images from the Roger Freeman Collection. Roger Freeman (1928-2005) was a hugely respected aviation historian and native of East Anglia.