Beaulieu

Airfield

Object Number - UPL 46371 - RAF Beaulieu USAAF Station 408

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Detailed History

USAAF use[edit]
Beaulieu was known as USAAF Station AAF 408 for security reasons by the USAAF during the war, and by which it was referred to instead of location. Its Pundit Code was "BL".
365th Fighter Group[edit]

Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt, AAF Ser. No. 42-28932, of the 388th Fighter Squadron.
From 1 March 1944 Beaulieu airfield was made available for USAAF Ninth Air Force use. With the imminent arrival of more bomber groups in Essex the 365th Fighter Group was transferred from RAF Gosfield on the 5 and 6 March 1944.
The 365th was a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt group, with the following operational squadrons:
386th Fighter Squadron (D5)
387th Fighter Squadron (B4)
388th Fighter Squadron (C4)
The 365th was a group of Ninth Air Force's 84th Fighter Wing, IX Tactical Air Command. The 365th Group began its move to Europe on 21 June 1944, the first squadron taking up residence at a temporary airfield Advanced Landing Ground A-7 Azeville, France on 26 June.
323d Bombardment Group[edit]

Martin B-26G-5-MA Marauder the 454th Bomb Squadron at RAF Beaulieu[dubious – discuss]
Between 1 and 21 July the Martin B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bombardment Group arrived from RAF Earls Colne. The group was assigned to the 3d Bombardment Wing with a Horizontal white tail band for its group marking. Operational squadrons of the 323d were:
453d Bombardment Squadron (VT)
454th Bombardment Squadron (RJ)
455th Bombardment Squadron (YU)
456th Bombardment Squadron (WT)
Between the 16 and 26 of August the 323rd moved to Lessay airfield in France (A-20

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 388th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18181001
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Aircraft Crew Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 386th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35494638
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 388th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-862815
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 388th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 386th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Marnie
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 388th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Sweet Sue
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 387th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Blanche
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 387th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Sally Flat Foot III/The Worry Bird
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 386th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Screamin Weemie
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 387th Fighter Squadron

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Date17 Dec 2020 23:53:00
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