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No 2 Combat Crew Replacement Center

Unit

Redesignated from No 12 Combat Crew Replacement Center on 15 November 1943.

Assigned to VIII Composite Command on 14 February 1944

Transferred to Cluntoe on 28 February 1944, without personnel and equipment, and absorbed personnel and equipment formerly of No 4 CCRC

Assigned to Air Disarmament Command 16 September 1944 and transferred with out men and aircraft to Boreham. There the unit undertook disarmament of captured enemy aircraft and disposal of captured equipment to gain intelligence on Luftwaffe and German aviation technology. Theatre indoctrination duties were transferred to combat units.

Structure

Part of
  • VIII Air Force Composite Command
  • Air Disarmament Command

    Air Disarmament Command

    Command
    In 1944, the Allies began to consider how to conduct the demobilization of Germany, and began to plan how they both could dismantle Germany's war making capabilities and exploit its technology after victory. As the Allies advanced into France in late...

Encompassing
Previously was
  • No 12 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    No 12 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    Unit
    Established as a provisional unit at Cheddington on 27 August 1942 and equipped with some B-17F Flying Fortresses transferred from the 92nd Bomb Group. Did not become active until June 1943. ...

Became
Not yet known

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Cheddington 15 November 1943
Based Cluntoe 28 February 1944
Based Boreham 16 September 1944

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2019 14:45:10 Emily Changes to unit part of associations
Sources

Brought together information from duplicate record with information from: Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2019 14:42:03 Emily Changes to type, category, name, nicknames, description, air forces, aircraft types, unit encompassing associations and stations
Sources

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual, pp118-125

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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