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Stone (Jefferson Hall)

Military site : non-airfield

Seven camps named after British Admirals: Beatty - AAF 518, Duncan -AAF 509, Howard, Jefferson - AAF 594, Nelson, Drake, Frobisher and Raleigh, were constructed to accommodate workers moved from the Woolwich Arsenal, London to Swynerton ROF (Royal Ordnance Filling) factory. Instead, the camps were used to process troops arriving in England from Liverpool prior to being sent to their units. These huge camps originally intended to deal with a maximum of 2000 men each, could eventually process influxes of 32,000 men.

Service

People

  • Michael Alba

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Born in Pasadena, California, Michael Alba grew up in Simi Valley where his family worked in the orchards. He was a 1937 teammate of future baseball star Jackie Robinson at the Pasadena City College, practicing on Catalina Island with the Cubs team....

  • Frank Birtciel

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 121 x missions over 2 x tours. Credited 1 x shared and 1 x damaged [Air], 5 x destroyed and 1 x damaged [Ground]. Bailed out safely near Bruges from P-51D 44-15701 3-Apr-45 returned to duty (RTD). Completed Tour of...

  • Richard Bishop

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 270 Hrs on 72 missions. Credited 1 destroyed, 1 x damaged [Air], 1 x destroyed [Ground]. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Transferred to the 70th Replacement Depot. ...

  • William Burns

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 94 x missions. Credited with 1 x probable and 1 x shared destroyed. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Edward Davidson

    Military | First Lieutenant | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 35 missions. Returned to ZI via 70th Replacement Depot. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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).
Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 1991).
http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?6252...

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