As part of an 80th anniversary celebration, some iconic aircraft are set to fly over Cambridgeshire today, February 1, for a celebratory flypast.
Several military planes are due to fly over parts of Cambridgeshire to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Eighth Air Force – part of the US Air Force’s Global Strike Command.
The plane is expected to fly over the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in Madingley, as well as the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.
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It is not yet known which planes will take flight, but it could be two B1B Lancers and F-15 Strike Eagles.
The United States formed the Eighth Air Force in 1942, which carried out intensive bombing operations from the east of England against strategic targets in Europe during World War II.
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As the Eighth Air Force grew in size and experience, it began to attack Germany more deeply.
The flypast should be visible over Cambridgeshire around 12 p.m.
It will start in Brancaster and end in Mildenhall, with the route also passing through Lakenheath and Wimpole Hall.
Times and route may change due to weather.
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