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2099th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

Activated per Paragraph 2, General Orders 258, 1st Bombardment Division dated 6 Apr 1944

Structure

Part of
  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 40th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Established 10 April 1944
Based Thurleigh

Connections

People

  • Odell Barber

    Military | Sergeant | Fireman | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He was with the 2099th Fire Fighting Engineers as a Crash Crew Chief at Thurleigh. He served for 29 months: 1943-1945. Returned stateside in November 1945.

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2016 18:27:01 usaeff Changes to description, unit encompassing associations and stations
Sources

http://www.306bg.us/Echoes%20files/97apr222.pdf

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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