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2058th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

Four firefighters and the commanding officer were killed as a result of exploding aircraft on January 1, 1945.

Commanding officers
  • Alden Parker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Commander
    Was one of the five members of the 2058th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon killed at Advanced landing Ground A-59,Cormeilles-en-vexin, France, when a plane taking off on a mission crashed and burned near the end of the runway. Three crew...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Zeals 12 January 1944 – 2 February 1944
Based Stansted Mountfitchet 2 February 1944 – 26 September 1944
Based Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France 26 September 1944

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People

  • Jerold Bostick

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | Fire Fighter
    Was one of the five members of the 2058th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon killed at Advanced landing Ground A-59,Cormeilles-en-vexin, France, when a plane taking off on a mission crashed and burned near the end of the runway. Three crew...

  • L.B. Burse

    Military | Sergeant | Firefighter
    Awarded Soldier’s Medal for injuries sustained while fighting a plane explosion on January 1, 1945 at Strip A-59 near Cormeilles-en-vexin, France.

  • George Cornwell

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | Firefighter
    Awarded Soldier’s Medal for injuries sustained while fighting a plane explosion on January 1, 1945 at Strip A-59 near Cormeilles-en-vexin, France.

  • Oliver Fisher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Firefighter
    Awarded Soldier’s Medal for injuries sustained while fighting a plane explosion on January 1, 1945 at Strip A-59 near Cormeilles-en-vexin, France.

  • John Gutherie

    Military | Private First Class | Firefighter
    Awarded Soldier’s Medal for injuries sustained while fighting a plane explosion on January 1, 1945 at Strip A-59 near Cormeilles-en-vexin, France.

  • Elmer Juelg

    Military | Sergeant | Fire Fighter
    Was one of the five members of the 2058th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon killed at Advanced landing Ground A-59,Cormeilles-en-vexin, France, when a plane taking off on a mission crashed and burned near the end of the runway. Three crew members...

  • Leonard Luczkowski

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | Fire Fighter
    Was one of the five members of the 2058th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon killed at Advanced landing Ground A-59,Cormeilles-en-vexin, France, when a plane taking off on a mission crashed and burned near the end of the runway. Three crew...

  • Joseph Maier

    Military | Private First Class | Firefighter
    Awarded Soldier’s Medal for injuries sustained while fighting a plane explosion on January 1, 1945 at Strip A-59 near Cormeilles-en-vexin, France.

  • Alden Parker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Commander
    Was one of the five members of the 2058th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon killed at Advanced landing Ground A-59,Cormeilles-en-vexin, France, when a plane taking off on a mission crashed and burned near the end of the runway. Three crew...

  • Francis Pelchat

    Military | Private First Class | Firefighter
    Awarded Solider's Medal for injuries sustained while fighting a plane explosion on January 1, 1945 at Strip A-59 near Cormeilles-en-vexin, France.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2017 17:14:25 usaeff Changes to description, commanding officers associations and stations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency; http://www.afhra.af.mil/
Army Firefighting website: http://www.armyfirefighting.com
Fire Trucks At War: http://www.firetrucks-atwar.com/

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 21:55:49 usaeff Changes to media associations
Sources

Logo designed by Martin Stillivent for the book, Fire Fighters in Fatigues, and provided here courtesy of James G. Davis

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 21:53:35 usaeff Changes to type and nicknames
Sources

https://www.americanairmuseum.com/how-were-us-army-air-forces-organised-0

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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