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1591st Ordnance Supply & Maintenance Company

Company

Constituted on 1 February 1943 and activated on 4 March 1943 at Will Roger Field, Oklahoma.

Arrived in Newport on 13 October 1943, and transferred to Cottesmore. In December 1943, the unit moved to Bottesford and were transferred to IX Troop Carrier Command. In February 1944, they were moved to Homesly South, then to Winkton in March 1944, where the unit was attached to the 404th Fighter Group and prepared for the invasion of North West Europe.

On 3 July 1944, the unit arrived in Normandy, landing on Omaha Beach, before transferring to to A-5 landing ground at Chippelle.

A completed unit history is outlined in this documentary

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Based Winkton

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Date Contributor Update
07 January 2020 17:07:26 Emily Changes to description
Sources

Youtube Documentary outlining the history of the 1591st Ordnance Company

Information provided by John Lorentz, whose father served with the 1591st Ordnance Company

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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