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820th Engineer Aviation Battalion

Battalion

After two years of airfield construction in England, the 820th hit Omaha beachhead with invasion forces on D + One. A-12 at Lignerolles was completed despite enemy artillery, bombs and straffing. They followed Patton to Le Mans, completing four airfields in the area before going into the buzz-bomb area of Belgium, and later across the Roer and finally the Rhine.

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Wattisham August 1943 – 26 January 1944
Based Great Barrington January 1944

Connections

People

  • Robert Arbib

    Military | Staff Sergeant | construction Engineer, Clerk
    Member of the 820th EAB. Involved in the first phase of construction of Debach Airfield.

  • Thomas Trumbull

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commander, 820th Engineer Aviation Battalion

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2019 09:33:15 Emily Changes to description and stations
Sources

926 Engineer Aviation Regiment Unit History, Bangor Public Library

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2017 07:08:19 Droddick Changes to person associations
Sources

www.ixengineercommand.com

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2017 07:02:02 Droddick Changes to air forces
Sources

www.ixengineercommand.com

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2017 06:19:28 Droddick Changes to description
Sources

http://www.ixengineercommand.com/units/820th.php

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2017 06:14:53 Droddick Changes to type
Sources

http://www.ixengineercommand.com/

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2017 06:14:01 Droddick Changes to type and air forces
Sources

IXth Engineer Command Unit History - http://www.ixengineercommand.com/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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