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Bruce W Rutledge




  • Alexander Pearson

    Military | Captain | 2027th Commanding Officer (Sep-Nov 44)
    Served as Commanding Officer of the 2027th Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon (Sep-Nov 44)

  • William Shoemaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | 2027th Commanding Officer (to Sep 1944)
    Killed while engaged in firefighting operations when a Halifax bomber crashed and then exploded near Duxford Airbase, England. Lt Shoemaker was appointed Commanding Officer when the 2027th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon was activated at Harding Field...

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Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Event Location Date
Lived in 1844 24th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA 1946

Contact address given in the Duxford Diary


Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 09:32:20 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, events and media associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book 'Duxford Diary' by the Duxford Aviation Society, 1989 edition

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 14:08:33 usaeff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and place associations

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