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.
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...
|Established||Fulbeck||2 January 1944|
|Based||Fulbeck||2 January 1944 – 2 March 1944|
|Based||Aldermaston||2 March 1944 – 16 February 1945|
Meritorious Service Unit Plaque - 21 Feb 1945
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318th Service Group Unit Histories (Air Force Historical Research Agency Microfilm Reel #B0838, CD-R)
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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)