Set in the north Norfolk countryside, Sculthorpe was the hub of offensive operations until its closure in 1944 for upgrading as a base for heavy bombers, its runway ideal for US Strategic Air Command bombers like the B-29.
Peter B. Gunn is a lecturer in History at Further Education College. Since 1990, he has been a professional indexer of books and journals in history (mainly military) and archaeology. Gunn has had a lifelong fascination with aviation history and gives presentations to local societies on local aviation history. Since 1990, he has produced five books on aviation history.