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2019th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

Activated at Bradley Field, CT, 1 July 1943, per Order #245
Arrived in Liverpool, England on 20 October 1943.
Reorganzied on 24 August 1944 under T/O&E 5-500 w/changes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 dated 31 July 1944.

Commanding officers
  • August Sell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fire Fighter | 388th Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer , 20 July 1944

  • Richard Doak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Engineer | 388th Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer 2019th EAFFP, (1 Jul 43 - 25 Sep 44)

Structure

Part of
  • VIII Bomber Command

    VIII Bomber Command

    Command
    VIII Bomber Command was constituted and activated in 1942. It oversaw heavy bombardment operations until February 1944, when it was redesginated as the 8th Air Force.

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 45th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Established 1 July 1943
Transited through Liverpool 20 October 1943
Based Knettishall 21 October 1943
Based Snetterton Heath 4 January 1944

Connections

People

  • Arthur Cooper

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Automotive Mechanic | 388th Bomb Group

  • Hubert Denison

    Military | Corporal | Airplane Mechanic | 388th Bomb Group

  • Richard Doak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Engineer | 388th Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer 2019th EAFFP, (1 Jul 43 - 25 Sep 44)

  • John Donovan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Fire Fighter | 388th Bomb Group

  • Robert Fackler

    Military | Corporal | Fire Fighter | 388th Bomb Group

  • Stephen Ferraro

    Military | Private | Driver | 388th Bomb Group

  • Revere Funk

    Military | Private | Fire Fighter | 388th Bomb Group

  • Clifford Gittens

    Military | Corporal | Fire Fighter | 388th Bomb Group

  • Martin Gladora

    Military | Private | Laborer | 388th Bomb Group

  • William Homan

    Military | Corporal | 388th Bomb Group

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2016 18:20:46 usaeff Changes to description
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency; http://www.afhra.af.mil/

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2016 18:19:04 usaeff Changes to stations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency; http://www.afhra.af.mil/

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2016 18:18:12 usaeff Changes to unit encompassing associations and stations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency; http://www.afhra.af.mil/

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2016 21:19:50 usaeff Changes to unit encompassing associations
Sources

http://www.aoipro.com/388thbg/newsletters/654.pdf

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2016 21:26:50 usaeff Changes to stations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2016 21:22:58 usaeff Changes to type, description, commanding officers associations and stations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:59 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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