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Alexandria Army Air Field

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

The base was opened on 21 October 1942 and performed Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircrew training. It was placed on inactive status on September 23, 1946, although a small cadre of Army and Air Force personnel (331 Composite Squadron) remained assigned to Alexandria Municipal Airport throughout the late 1940s.

Its major operating units were:

United States Army Air Forces
67th Airdrome Squadron, 1 February 1943 – 25 March 1943
471st Bombardment Group, 1 May 1943 – 7 May 1943
469th Bombardment Group, 7 May 1943 – 1 April 1944
221st AAF Base Unit, 25 March 1944 – 1 March 1945
329th AAF Base Unit, 1 March 1945 – 23 September 1946

English Heritage's record description

Not yet known

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  • John MacCallum

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    Killed in Action (KIA). Plane exploded mid-air near Downham Market, England ...

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Date Contributor Update
28 March 2018 04:14:53 TennyBelle Changes to name, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, construction date, closure date and history
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Date Contributor Update
15 March 2018 01:40:19 Tom22 Created entry with name, latitude and longitude
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This picture was taken at the 211th AAF BU (Combat Crew Training Station-Heavy) Alexandria Army Air Field, LA. The "Stencil" type number were unique to this base.

Hope this a help,

Tom

Tom

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