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Dick VanDuyn and his telephone crew at BAD2, Warton, England. Dick is on the far left.



  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    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...


  • Dick VanDuyn

    Military | Telephone Engineer
    BAD2 was a new base with a complement of ten thousand soldiers. Telephones had to be installed and lines strung all over the base including hangars. The telephone switchboard was operated by eighteen American soldiers at night and British girls...


  • Warton

    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...


Date Contributor Update
22 May 2018 13:15:51 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 22 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.