Northern Ireland's wartime airfields numbered 28 during World War Two. Authorities built many of these in rural areas bringing great changes to the rural landscapes. Both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force made use of these bases.
Co. Antrim Airfields
RAF Aldergrove, Crumlin, Co. Antrim
RAF Aldergrove is now an RAF Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station next to Belfast International Airport. It was RAF Aldergrove between 1918 and 2009.
RAF Long Kesh, Lisburn, Co. Antrim
Long Kesh is best known in Northern Ireland as the site of HMP Maze but during World War Two it was a Royal Air Force airfield and hosted the USAAF in 1942.
RAF Sydenham, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Now George Best City Airport in Belfast but from 1939 to 1941, the dockside airfield site was RAF Sydenham and was home to Bomber Command 88 Squadron.