Sawston Hall was requisitioned for use as the Headquarters of the 66th Fighter Wing, from the Huddleston family. There is graffiti on the top floor from the US occupation and an air-raid shelter in the grounds. It reverted to the Huddleston's at the end of the war and was sold by them in 1982 to a language school and was later sold on.
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Browse 18th Weather Squadron photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here: www.2ndair.org.uk/digitalarchive/Dashboard/Index/60
Full story of the 312th's war, and their time in Sawston, can be found here: http://www.nigellane.org.uk/pdf/SadSacks.pdf
Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). 2nd tour with 6th Fighter Wing. Awards: WWII Victory. Post War: Remained in USAF serving in Korea and Vietnam, retiring as Colonel.
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Chief of Staff
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Wing A-4 Officer
Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
Assigned to 66FW, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Wing A-1 Officer Personnel Chief
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Wing A-2 Intelligence Officer
An intelligence officer was used to debrief 4 fighter pilots at one time after each mission. Gerli was stationed near Duxford and the 78th FG AM/ ATO/ ETO/ battle star
Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer | 78th Fighter Group
Frederic C. Gray was born in 1911 near Palestine, Texas. He attended Rising Star High School and graduated in 1931 from Abilene Christian College with a bachelor of arts degree. ...
Military | Major | Commanding Officer
Killed on the same day that he had received his promotion from Captain to Major of the 66th Headquarters squadron.
Military | Captain
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Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Office of History, Headquarters Third Air Force, United States Air Forces in Europe; Installations and USAAF Combat Units in the United Kingdom 1942-1945, Revised and Expanded Edition (February1967, Revised October 1980).