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2027th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

Commanding officers
  • Alexander Pearson

    Military | Captain | 2027th Commanding Officer (Sep-Nov 44) | 78th Fighter Group
    Served as Commanding Officer of the 2027th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon (Sep-Nov 44)

  • William Shoemaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | 2027th Commanding Officer (to Sep 1944) | 78th Fighter Group
    Killed while engaged in firefighting operations when a Halifax bomber crashed and then exploded seven miles from Duxford Airbase, England.

  • Bruce Rutledge

    Military | First Lieutenant | 2027th Commanding Officer (Nov 44 - Apr 45) | 78th Fighter Group

Structure

Part of
  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division

  • 66th Fighter Wing
  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Duxford

Connections

People

  • Warren Biddle

    Military | Sergeant | Firefighter
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 383, Firefighter, Overseas Shipment No. 0885-GG, SO#252

  • George Bolco

    Military | Private First Class | Firefighter | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 383, Firefighter Assigned to 2120th EAFFP approximately 13 April 1944

  • Russell Burg

    Military | Corporal | Truck Driver, Light / Fire Fighter
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 345, Truck Driver, Light, Overseas Shipment No. 0885-GG, SO#252

  • Robert Burkhart

    Military | Private | Firefighter | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 383, Firefighter, Overseas Shipment No. 0885-GG, SO#252 Assigned to 2120th EAFFP approximately 13 April 1944

  • Paul Burrola

    Military | Private | Enlisted Man | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 383, Firefighter, Overseas Shipment No. 0885-GG, SO#252

  • Howard Compton

    Military | Private | Truck Driver, Light / Fire Fighter
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 345, Truck Driver, Light, Overseas Shipment No. 0885-GG, SO#252

  • Joseph Conley

    Military | Private First Class | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 383, Firefighter in January 1945

  • Homer Crouch

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | Truck Driver, Light / FireFighter | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 345, Truck Driver, Light, Overseas Shipment No. 0885-GG, SO#252 Assigned to 2120th EAFFP approximately 13 April 1944

  • Nicholas Danchak

    Military | Private | Firefighter | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 383, Firefighter, Overseas Shipment No. 0885-GG, SO#252

  • Robert Fish

    Military | Sergeant | Firefighter | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 2027th EAFFP – MOS 383, Firefighter, Overseas Shipment No. 0885-GG, SO#252 Assigned to 2120th EAFFP approximately 13 April 1944

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2017 01:15:12 usaeff Changes to unit encompassing associations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency; http://www.afhra.af.mil/

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2017 21:50:41 usaeff Changes to commanding officers associations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency; http://www.afhra.af.mil/

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 14:01:49 usaeff Changes to type, nicknames, unit encompassing associations and commanding officers associations
Sources

http://www.station131.co.uk/78th_FG/Memorial_page.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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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