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827th Engineer Aviation Battalion



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Based Tyntesfield



  • Leo Bazman

    Military | Corporal | Machinist

  • James Bryson

    Military | Private
    Bryson was Dishonourably Discharged and sentenced to 5 years hard labour for killing Cyril Easto, a garage hand in Diss on 1 May 1943. ...

  • David Cobb

    Military | Private | Aviation Engineer
    Private, Company C, 827th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), serving in Great Britain during World War II. He was the first American soldier executed for a crime during World War II. He was executed by hanging for the murder of 2nd Lieutenant Robert J....

  • Robert Cobner

    Military | Second Lieutenant
    2nd Lieutenant, 827th Engineer Aviation Battalion, IX Engineer Command. He was shot and killed while performing his duty by Private David Cobb, Company C, 827th Engineer Aviation Battalion. Cobb was later executed by hanging on March 12, 1943, for...

  • Willie Lewis

    Military | Private First Class
    Lewis was Dishonorably discharged from the USAAF and sentenced to 15 years Hard Labour on 12 May 1943 for the attempted rape of Private Joan Swarbick of the ATS, for assaulting Technician John Black of the 827th Aviation Engineering Battalion and...




Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)