Many thanks to those named below and to all those numerous individuals who have helped with information, memories and photographs which when pieced together have brought Birch airfield back to life.

Maxwell Airforce Base

Essex Record Office

Public Record Office – Kew

Air Historical Branch – RAF Hendon

Duxford Imperial War Museum

Bernard Polley

National Library of Air Photographs

RAF Airfield Construction Branch Association

Mr Cobbold

Pat Adkins

Action Station Series – Michael JF Bowyer

The Mighty Eighth – Roger A Freeman

The Mighty Eighth War Diary – Roger A Freeman

“Country Copper” G.H Totterdell

Essex County Newspaper Archives

After the Battle Magazine

Air Raid – Author Unknown

Harry Clark

W/CD David Annand RAF Retired

Support and Strike – John F Hamlin

Martin Kirby