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Warrant Officer Richard Abercrombie Roper - Aircraft Engineering Officer



  • 318th Service Group

    318th Service Group

    Organized as the 318th Air Base Group and activated 28 Jan 1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. Departed 06 Oct 1943 on the ship E. B. Alexander with 26 officers and 136 enlisted men. Arrived at Greenock, England 20 Oct 1943. Group supported the 434th...


  • Richard Roper

    Military | Warrant Officer | Aircraft Engineering Officer 4823
    The US Air Corps officer who switched off the lights and locked the gates of Aldermaston in 1945. Warrant Officer R A Roper trained in airplane mechanics and received specialised training in all mechanical and superstructure work of B-17 bomber...


  • Aldermaston

    Military site : airfield
    Aldermaston was built for RAF use in 1941-1942, and handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942. It was home to several Troop Carrier Groups, and became an airfield of the Ninth Air Force in 1943. Handed back to the RAF in 1945, it was placed on Care...


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02 August 2018 10:50:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and person associations

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Date Contributor Update
31 July 2018 07:59:01 robrop Created entry with collection and caption

Robert Roper