The Aircraft Works under the Templehof Air Port, Berlin
image: The interior of an underground aircraft construction line. A row of aircraft bodies sit on metal stands, their
wings stretching to the wall of the tunnel on the right of the composition. The space in the works appears to recede into the background
on the left of the composition.
Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.