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926th Engineer Aviation Regiment

Regiment

The 926th Engineer Aviation Regiment was established at Richmond Army Base on 20 June 1943, and immediately alerted for overseas service. The Regiment arrived in Scotland on 26 August 1943, where they were assigned to the Eighth Air Force and sent to Honington. The Regiment's seven Battalions were tasked with building over 33 airfields.

On 26 January 1944 the Regiment were re-assigned to the Ninth Air Force and moved to Great Barrington where they carried out practice loading and vehicle weighing in preparation for the invasion of Europe. After two months of training the Regiment returned to East Anglia, and were stationed at Wethersfield. The Regiment were move again to Cokethorpe in May 1944, and began moving into France shortly after D-Day.

In Europe the Regiment supervised construction of airfields, and supervised coordination, and the proper reporting, of reconnaissance for new sites. Transport strips were constructed on the heels of the advancing armies.

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Stations

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Based Honington 26 August 1943 – 26 January 1944
Based Great Barrington 26 January 1944 – March 1944
Based Wethersfield March 1944 – May 1944
Based Cokethorpe May 1944 – June 1944

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2019 09:24:19 Emily Changes to description, air forces and unit part of associations
Sources

926 Engineer Aviation Regiment: Unit History, Bangor Public Library

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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