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2018th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

Unit departed New York Port of Embarkation on 8 October 1943 on the S.S. Thurston arriving at Courock, Scotland on 17 October 1943.

Commanding officers
  • Paul Harris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 2018th EAFFP Commanding Officer

Structure

Part of
  • IX Tactical Air Command
  • 70th Fighter Wing
  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

Encompassing
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Previously was
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Became
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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Keevil 19 October 1943
Based Kassel/Rothwesten Airfield 19 April 1945 – 28 April 1945
Based 29 April 1945
Based Ibsley

Connections

People

  • Robert Beach

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | Fire Fighter | 392nd Bomb Group
    Received Purple Heart, per General Orders No. 44, 9 August 1944 for wounds received as a result of enemy action in the ETO. Transferred out of organization, pursuant to authority in par. 13, SO#80, Headquarters, 95th General Hospital, dated 31 May 1944.

  • Orien Beasley

    Military | Private | Firefighter
    Assigned to 2018th EAFFP Transferred to 2151st EAFFP, pursuant to authority contained in par. 4, SO#75, Headquarters, IX Air Support Command, dated 2 Apr 1944.

  • Vernon Bellback

    Military | Private | Firefighter
    Assigned to 2018th EAFFP Transferred to 2151st EAFFP, pursuant to authority contained in par. 4, SO#75, Headquarters, IX Air Support Command, dated 2 Apr 1944.

  • Stanley Bernalewski

    Military | Private First Class | Firefighter
    Assigned to 2018th EAFFP Transferred to 2151st EAFFP, pursuant to authority contained in par. 3, SO#75, Headquarters, IX Air Support Command, dated 2 Apr 1944

  • Fred Bothe

    Military | Private First Class | Fire Fighter
    PFC Bothe died on 28 May 44 from injuries received fighting a burning aircraft on 27 May 44.

  • Thomas Bowes

    Military | Private | Firefighter

  • Robert Bowman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Firefighter

  • Maurice Boyer

    Military | Corporal | Firefighter
    Transferred to 2018th EAFFP, pursuant to authority contained in par. 12, SO#13, Headquarters, IX Tactical Air Command, dated 2 May 1944

  • Albert Brown

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | Firefighter

  • Francis Callahan

    Military | Private First Class | Firefighter
    Transferred to 2018th EAFFP, pursuant to authority contained in par. 1, SO#91, Headquarters, 71st Fighter Wind, dated 29 May 1944.

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2016 02:05:55 usaeff Changes to unit encompassing associations
Sources

Unit History obtained from USAF

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2016 20:10:05 usaeff Changes to description and stations
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Unit History obtained from USAF

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 22:16:04 usaeff Changes to nicknames
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Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 22:15:04 usaeff Changes to media associations
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Logo designed by Martin Stillivent for the book, Fire Fighters in Fatigues, and provided here courtesy of James G. Davis

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2016 21:11:32 usaeff Changes to commanding officers associations
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Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2016 20:11:54 usaeff Changes to type and stations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:59 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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