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Rene L Simard

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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 Base Air Depot Number 2 in England and also served in France and Germany. He inspected, repaired and did modification work on aircraft power turrets and bomb bays. During the course of inspection and repair, every spot of the equipment at hand was so conditioned as to assure the maximum performance of the equipment. Small hand tools were used. He departed Europe for home on 9 December 1945 arriving on 22 December. His date of separation was 7 January 1946 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

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  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    Group
    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...

  • Maintenance Division (Base Air Depot 2)

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lynn, Massachusetts 2 June 1914
Enlisted Boston, Massachusetts 14 August 1942
Separation from Service Fort Devens, Massachusetts 7 January 1946
Died Salem, Massachusetts 17 April 1989

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