Technical Sergeant John R Keller poses for a photo next to B-24H Liberator "42-94866" "Red Hot Riding Hood" (490th BG / 849th BS) at BAD-2 Warton.
Technical Sergeant John R Keller poses for a photo next to B-24J Liberator "44-40439" "Shady Lady" (389th BG / 566th BS) at BAD-2 Warton.
During the period 1944, my hangar modified and repaired 1000 B24's. The modifications included over 100 changes and updates. Almost every aircraft had at least two engine changes among other things. Since our hangars were capable of housing six planes at a time, we managed to complete six planes every 24 hours. We named number 1000, 'One Grand'
ETO Medal/Good Conduct/Victory Medal/Pres. Unit Citation
Units served with
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...
Military site : airfield
Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...
||Charleston, West Virginia
||27 February 1923