History : after Dieppe the RAF boys left and the Americans arrived
with the 307th
FS of the 31st
FG, VIIIth Airforce flying Spitfire
XII's on bomber escort duties.
The Americans left prior to D-day so that
Merston could be upgraded and Sommerfeld Track runways laid down.
hardstands were built as well. Runways were extend and the accommodation increased
to over 2000 all ranks.