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  • - 401st Bomb Group HQ

    739 photos in 186 sub-albums

    S-1 Personnel
    S-2 Intelligence
    S-3 Operations
    S-4 Eng. and Supply

  • - 612th Squadron HQ

    2 photos
    748 photos in 207 sub-albums

    Ground Crew - Administration
    Armament - Communication
    Ordnance - Transportation
    Engineers - Medics

  • - 613th Squadron HQ

    1 photo
    484 photos in 180 sub-albums

    Ground Crew - Administration
    Armament - Communication
    Ordnance - Transportation
    Engineers - Medics

  • - 614th Squadron HQ (!)

    1 photo
    440 photos in 122 sub-albums

    Ground Crew - Administration
    Armament - Communication
    Ordnance - Transportation
    Engineers - Medics

  • - 615th Squadron HQ

    558 photos in 175 sub-albums

    Ground Crew - Administration
    Armament - Communication
    Ordnance - Transportation
    Engineers - Medics

  • - Medical Section

    235 photos in 57 sub-albums

    Medical personnel from all units on the base were combined to form the Medical Section housed in the Station Sick Quarters, around a core consisting of the 251st Medical Dispensary.

  • 1199th MP Company

    2 photos
    59 photos in 23 sub-albums


    These men are assigned the duties of protecting the installations at the base.

  • 1209th Quartermaster Company

    3 photos
    79 photos in 38 sub-albums


    These men are specializes in distributing supplies and provisions.

  • 1597th Ordnance Supply & Maintenance Company

    124 photos in 41 sub-albums

    Armament Section
    Motor Pool
    Ordnance
    Supply Personnel

  • 18th Weather Squadron, Detachment 128.

    8 photos
    16 photos in 6 sub-albums

    The 18th Weather Squadron provided meteorological monitoring and information for the 8th Air Force in the UK.
    Each flying station had it's own smaller detachment from the squadron, usually numbered the same as the AAF Station Number.

  • 202nd Finance Section

    16 photos in 6 sub-albums


    Detached service within the 78th Station Complement Squadron continuing to deal with the base's money matters

  • 2095th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon

    10 photos
    10 photos in 3 sub-albums

    This unit was responsible for all fire-fighting duties on the station, providing both crash and domestic cover as well as general fire prevention inspections.

  • 431st Air Service Group

    51 photos in 19 sub-albums

    In early April 1945 the majority of the various ground support units on each 8AF heavy bomber station were inactivated on site, with their personnel and duties being taken over by newly-formed Air Service Groups. This brought VIII Bomber Command back into line with normal AAF practice, rather then the ad-hoc arrangement of smaller seperate units that had developed as required during their time in the UK

  • 450th Sub Depot

    21 photos
    252 photos in 86 sub-albums


    The Sub Depot was the main base engineering facility on a heavy bomber station.

  • 78th Station Complement Squadron

    6 photos
    277 photos in 108 sub-albums

    The 78th SCS were responsible for the general infrastructure of the base as a whole, from operating the Control Tower to staffing the mess halls.

  • 861st Chemical Company

    2 photos
    58 photos in 30 sub-albums

    861st Chemical Company (Air Operations) The 861st were part of the US Army Chemical Warfare Service, and were responsible for not only anti-gas defense (respirator training, decontamination, etc.) but also chemical munitions (Incendiary and smoke marker bombs primarily, but were also equipped to field mustard gas bombs if so required)

  • Airfield Repairs

    6 photos

    These are visiting teams from Aviation Engineer Battalions who were sent out as and when needed to repair airfields or even build them from scratch if required

  • Red Cross

    5 photos
    30 photos in 8 sub-albums

  • Women's Army Corps

    1 photo
    10 photos in 2 sub-albums

    Air WACs were assigned as weather forecasters, weather observers, electrical specialists, sheet metal workers, link trainer instructors,etc.