An historic Devon airfield is set to go under the hammer with Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 17 May at the Castle Hotel, Taunton.

The 390-acre site at Smeatharpe, near Honiton, was the WWII home of the United States’ 101st Airborne Division, which flew out of the base on 5 June, 1944, as part of the Allies’ D-Day invasion of Europe.

The heroics of Easy Company, in particular, were immortalised in the popular television series Band of Brothers.

Owned by two vendors, the whole site – which includes arable and pastureland, farm and wartime buildings, a bungalow and a stockcar stadium – is being sold in eight lots by agent Richard Webber for £1.09m.

“It was just coincidence that they both decided to sell at the same time.”

Smeatharpe Airfield covers 209 acres and is priced at £550,000, while Gotleigh Farm, tagged at £540,000, comes with 182 acres and the four-bedroom bungalow.