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A research paper written by student George Duncan which explores the development of the US Military Hospital at Wimpole Hall and how it linked to the evacuation of injured personnel from the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) from 1944-1945.



  • Elsie Bambridge

    Lady Elsie Bambridge was the daughter of English writer Rudyard Kipling and the wife of Captain George Bambridge. In 1938, Elsie and her husband bought Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire's largest stately home, parts of which were requisitioned by the...

  • John Davis

    Military | Major | Commanding Officer
    Major John D Davis was Commanding Officer of the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, based at Bassingbourn from December 1944 to June 1945. He later married Lieutenant Helen Pierson, an Army Nurse stationed at the nearby 163rd General Hospital at...

  • Helen Pierson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Army Nurse
    Lieutenant Helen Pierson was an army nurse based at the 163rd General Hospital at Wimpole Hall. She later married Major John D Davis, Commanding Officer of the 401st Bomb Squadron at Bassingbourn, and had a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 91st Bomb Group...



Date Contributor Update
03 June 2015 12:26:53 rossingtonj Created entry with caption

Created entry for document sent to myself via Meldreth Local History Society.