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Base Air Depot 1

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Structure

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Burtonwood
Based Kenley
Based Langford Lodge
Based Liverpool
Based St Mellons
Based Valley
Based Warton

Connections

People

  • Melvin Addington

    Military | Captain | Chaplain
    Methodist

  • Robert Ash

    Military | Tools & Supply

  • Walter Augustiniak

    Military | Corporal | Sheet Metal

  • Hansford Bagby

    Military | Alternate Hanger Chief, Shift B

  • Donald Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Mechanic

  • Walter Baker

    Military | Sergeant | Ground Crew

  • William Balmer

    Military | Progress & Planning

  • George Bartley

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    KNO July 3, 1944 on a test flight in P38J a/c #44-23224. DFC, AM w/ 3Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Clarence Bays

    Military | Private First Class | Hydraulic

  • Nick Bebaeff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (4 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, making Captain by 1952.

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Aircraft

  • 41-24560 'Little Audrey'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-D] New Castle 4/10/42; Thurleigh 26/10/42; transferred 369BS [WW- ]; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-A] Grafton Underwood 5/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 14/5/44; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 41-9022 Alabama Exterminator

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 341BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; with C.J. Paine force landed Presque Is, ME 27/6/42; Bovingdon 8/42, used as ferry navigation a/c; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-L] Grafton Underwood 4/6/43 as t/t & hack 8/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 27/7/44;...

  • 42-30227 'Wabbit Twacks III' 'Boots III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-R] Snetterton 12/6/43 WABBIT TWACKS III; transferred 612BS/401BG [SC-X] Deenethorpe 13/12/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 17/3/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 3/6/44...

  • 42-30237 'Stump Jumper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-V] Kimbolton 1/6/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/8/44; APH Knettishall, Crashed due to flak short of target [Oldenburg power station]...

  • 42-30342 "T'aint A Bird II"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Wright 30/6/43; Smoky Hill 20/7/43; Kearney 22/7/43; Dow Fd 25/7/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 28/7/43; 54m, transferred APH with Azon for Aphrodite missions, Knettishall; Aphrodite...

  • 42-3493

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/7/43; Ogden 20/8/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-H] Podington 28/9/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 7/6/44 for Azon/Aphrodite equipment for Knettishall; Salvaged 20/6/45.

  • 42-39835 'Wantta Spar'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 14/9/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 26/10/43; transferred 510BS/351BG [TU-N] Polebrook 18/11/43; to 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 8/6/44; Aphrodite/Azon Project Knettishall 7/44; 16m Missing in Action Siracourt 4/8...

  • 44-8445

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 18/9/44; Hunter 5/10/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned 8AF 7/11/44; Salvaged n/battle damaged 25/11/44.

  • 41-24201 'Baldy and his Brood'

    B-24 Liberator
    Received 4th Mar 43. Flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, returning safely to Libya. Assigned to the 801st BG (P) 28th Feb 44 after conversion by BAD 1 (14th Feb - 28th Feb 44). Salvaged 24th Jun 45.

  • 42-8414 'The Flying Finn'/'Ginny'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred Base Air Depot #1.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 16:28:26 Lucy May Changes to name
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Changed name from 'Aldon Ferguson' back to 'Base Air Depot 1'

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2014 19:21:34 Aldon Changes to type, category, name, nicknames, motto, air forces, aircraft types, unit encompassing associations and stations
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First look and assessment, neeeds a lot of changes and corrections. Will slowly update and add material and photographs
Aldon Ferguson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:46 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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