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1465th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company

Company

The 1465th was activated 02 Jan 1944 at USAAF Station 488. The personnel strength was 12 enlisted men and one officer. By the time the company was moved via plane to USAAF Station 467, the number of enlisted men had increased to 38. It was part of Team "A" of the 318th Service Group, serving at Aldermaston. On 18 Oct 1944, the name changed to 1465th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Platoon (Aviation). The platoon had an authorized strength of 2 officers and 46 enlisted men. On 16 February 1945, the unit departed USAAF Station 467 via motor convoy for the Far Shore. Due to fog, the unit had to wait until 24 February 1945 for transport across the Channel. Finally, on 25 February 1945 the unit arrived at its new duty station Air Strip A-80, Mourmelon-le-Grande, France.

Structure

Part of
  • 53rd Troop Carrier Wing
  • 318th Service Group

    318th Service Group

    Group
    Organized as the 318th Air Base Group and activated 28 Jan 1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. Departed 06 Oct 1943 on the ship E. B. Alexander with 26 officers and 136 enlisted men. Arrived at Greenock, England 20 Oct 1943. Group supported the 434th...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Established Fulbeck 2 January 1944
Based Fulbeck 2 January 1944 – 2 March 1944
Based Aldermaston 2 March 1944 – 16 February 1945

Citations

Meritorious Service Unit Plaque - 21 Feb 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2015 21:20:53 Kayak2715 Changes to type, citations, description, unit encompassing associations and stations
Sources

318th Service Group Unit Histories (Air Force Historical Research Agency Microfilm Reel #B0838, CD-R)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:56 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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