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2072nd Quartermaster Truck Company

Company

Early history of the unit is incomplete. It was part of the 318th Service Group and was stationed at USAAF Station 488. On 17 January 1944 Detachment "A" is formed to be part of the 318th Service Group's Service Team "B" at USAAF Station 481. On 01 February 1944, one officer and 48 enlisted men transferred to the detachment, reporting to Bottesford. From 26-28 February 1944 the company went to Neath, South Wales for bivouac and manoeuvres. They returned to Fulbeck in a blizzard. In March 1944 when the Group relocated to USAAF Station 467, the company moved, but the date is not certain. According to the 1st Sergeant of the 2249th QM Truck Company (Aviation) his unit replaced the 2072nd in the 318th Service Group when the 2072nd was assigned to participate in Operation Overlord (D-Day invasion).

Structure

Part of
  • 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...

  • 1577th Quartermaster Battalion
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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Bottesford 1 February 1944 – 28 February 1944
Based Aldermaston March 1944
Based Fulbeck March 1944
Based Membury March 1944

Citations

None

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2015 21:49:46 Kayak2715 Changes to description and stations
Sources

318th Service Group Unit Histories (Air Force Historical Research Agency Microfilm Reel #B0838, CD-R)
1st Sgt Lysle Moore, 2249th QM Truck Co (Avn)

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2015 21:40:23 Kayak2715 Changes to type, description, unit encompassing associations and stations
Sources

318th Service Group Unit Histories (Air Force Historical Research Agency Microfilm Reel #B0838, CD-R)
1st Sgt Lysle Moore, 2249th QM Truck Co (Avn)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:57 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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