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  • - 401st Bomb Group HQ

    407 photos in 132 sub-albums

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

  • - 612th Squadron HQ

    2 photos
    322 photos in 104 sub-albums

    Ground Crew
    Armament
    Ordnance
    Engineers
    Medics

  • - 613th Squadron HQ

    1 photo
    163 photos in 78 sub-albums

    Ground Crew
    Armament
    Ordnance
    Engineers
    Medics

  • - 614th Squadron HQ

    1 photo
    252 photos in 95 sub-albums

    Ground Crew
    Armament
    Ordnance
    Engineers
    Medics

  • - 615th Squadron HQ

    235 photos in 176 sub-albums

    Ground Crew
    Armament
    Ordnance
    Engineers
    Medics

  • - Medical Section

    138 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
    27 photos in 20 sub-albums


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

  • 1209th Quartermaster Company

    3 photos
    13 photos in 10 sub-albums


    These men are specializes in distributing supplies and provisions.

  • 1597th Ordnance Supply & Maintenance Company

    61 photos in 37 sub-albums

    Armament Section
    Motor Pool
    Ordnance
    Supply Personnel

  • 18th Weather Squadron, Detachment 128.

    8 photos
    9 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

    8 photos in 4 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
    5 photos in 4 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

    27 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
    135 photos in 76 sub-albums


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

  • 78th Station Complement Squadron

    6 photos
    83 photos in 52 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
    11 photos in 8 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

  • PX Shop

    6 photos

  • Red Cross

    3 photos
    6 photos in 5 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.