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Hull

Military site : non-airfield

A Quartermaster Truck Battalion base. Black GIs were based here.

Detailed history

Local memories of the camp put it to the south-east of Cottingham.

From US documents, researchers believe that about 250 US servicemen were based here in February 1944.

English Heritage's record description

Not yet known

Service

People

  • Ganoe

    Military | Colonel

  • Grubb

    Military | Colonel | Wing Commander
    Wing Commander, 8th Air Force Combat Support Wing. Colonel Grubb conducted an inspection tour of 8th AF Combat Support Wing Installations commencing 1st Nov. 1943. At Col. Grubb's request he was accompanied by Colonel Ganoe. They were also...

  • Clifton Lane

    Military | Private
    Lane was dishonourably discharged from the USAAF on 3 December 1943, and sentenced to 3 years hard labour for leaving his post and stealing a vehicle at the American and British Motor-pool in Hull on 1 November 1943.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 10:53:17 Lucy May Changes to latitude, longitude, description and history
Sources

Researcher Duncan Simpson who writes: "Hull local information came from Andy Gwynne at the group 'Hull and East Riding at War'. I consider Andy to be a good researcher who has produced some reliable material, so I trust info that comes from him. Other local recollections include grandparents talking about black servicemen marching through the streets of Cottingham."

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / http://www.bjmjr.net/ww2/uk_33144.htm

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