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Maintenance Division (Base Air Depot 2)

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  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

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    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...

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Stations

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Based Warton

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People

  • John Baldauf

    Military | Corporal | BAD Ground Staff | Base Air Depot 2

  • John Bloemendal

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | Base Air Depot 2
    Assigned to 2BAD, 8AF USAAF. Test pilot on B-24J 42-50291 'Classy Chassis II' which had completed an air test, when hit be lightning in a thunderstorm, having aborted it's landing at base. A/C crashed into the Frekleton school and adjacent snack bar....

  • Herbert Cross

    Military | Corporal | Base Air Depot 2
    Assigned to 2BAD, 8AF USAAF. Customer of Freckleton snack bar, killed by crash of B-24J #42-50291 'Classy Chassis II'. Died non Battle (DNB) Awards: GC, PH

  • Gordon Kinney

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief; Aerial Engineer | Base Air Depot 2
    Assigned to 2BAD, 8AF USAAF. Killed aboard B-24J 42-50291 'Classy Chassis II' which was being air tested, when hit be lightning in a thunderstorm, having aborted it's landing at base. A/C crashed into the Frekleton school and adjacent snack bar. Died...

  • James Parr

    Military | Corporal | Co-Pilot | Base Air Depot 2
    Assigned to 2BAD, 8AF USAAF. Killed aboard B-24J 42-50291 'Classy Chassis II' which was being air tested, when hit be lightning in a thunderstorm, while trying to land. A/C crashed into the Frekleton school and adjacent snack bar. Died non Battle (DNB)...

  • Rene Simard

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Power Turret and Gun Sight Repairman | Base Air Depot 2
    After attending Aircraft Armament School in Denver, Colorado (Lowry Field) and Briggs Advanced Power Turret School in Detroit, Michigan, Rene left the United States for Europe on 17 July 1943 arriving on 21 July. He then served for 30 months with the...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:00 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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