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2033rd Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

Departed New York POE on 5 Nov 1943.
Arrived in ETO 22 Nov 1943

Commanding officers
  • John Beeken

    Military | Lieutenant
    2033rd EAFFP Commanding Officer 24 July 43 - 10 Sep 43

Structure

Part of
  • 14th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Shipdham 22 November 1943

Connections

People

  • Monroe Atchley

    Military | Sergeant | Fire Fighter | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed by an exploding bomb as he was responding to the crash of B-24 42-91560

  • John Beeken

    Military | Lieutenant
    2033rd EAFFP Commanding Officer 24 July 43 - 10 Sep 43

  • Edward Bunalski

    Military | Private | Fire Fighter | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed by an exploding bomb as he responded to crash of B24 42-95160

  • Ted Clark

    Military | Fire Fighter | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    ETO/Queen Mary 9/5/42. Home/Queen Mary 6/16/45.

  • Alfred Healey

    Military | Lieutenant
    2033rd Commanding Officer 10 Sep 43

  • Albert Jenkins

    Military | Corporal | Fire Fighter
    Joined the 2033rd Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon 18 June 44.

  • Vito Rovelli

    Military | Private | Fire Fighter
    Joined the 2033rd EAFFP on 19 June 44

Aircraft

  • 42-95160

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed 4 June 1944, Garvestone, Norfolk. Crew was killed, as well as 2 firefighters who died when a bomb exploded.

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2017 16:27:07 usaeff Changes to type, nicknames and commanding officers associations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency; http://www.afhra.af.mil/
Army Firefighting website: http://www.armyfirefighting.com
Fire Trucks At War: http://www.firetrucks-atwar.com/

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2017 20:00:13 usaeff Changes to description
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2016 17:02:45 usaeff Changes to unit encompassing associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2016 16:55:13 usaeff Changes to 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

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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