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The American Bomb in BritainUs Air Forces' Strategic Presence, 1946-64$
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Ken Young

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086755

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086755.001.0001

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Deploying to England

Deploying to England

(p.34) 2 Deploying to England
The American Bomb in Britain

Ken Young

Manchester University Press

This chapter shows how the initial arrangements to accommodate the bomb wings of Strategic Air Command provided a basis for unanticipated emergency deployments, beginning with those of the Berlin crisis of 1948. Berlin provided a proving ground for the USAF in Britain, revealing many of the shortcomings of the infrastructure needed to accommodate a major deployment. The outbreak of the conflict in Korea saw the first major deployment of atomic capable aircraft and the transport of inert atomic bombs to Britain. Fears of sabotage were running high, but the only attack on SAC aircraft was mounted by British guards.

Keywords:   Berlin Crisis, Korean War, Deployment, Sabotage

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