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Bonipart Barney Grikstas

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Bonipart Grikstas served at several bases with WWII connections in the UK: Burtonwood, Prestwick and Mildenhall.

He also served at Mather AFB California 3535 Air Base Group, Kirknewton AFB in Scotland, and Hickam AFB at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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  • Burtonwood

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1939-40, the RAF's No. 37 Maintenance Unit used the base from 1940 to 1942, before it became a joint Anglo-American maintenance and servicing airfield - a Base Air Depot. After the war it continued to be used as a maintenance and...

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...

  • Mildenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1933-34 as the first of the new RAF bomber aerodromes in East Anglia, Mildenhall opened with a grass airfield and two Type A hangars in October 1934. It operated primarily as an RAF medium and heavy bomber base from 1934 to 1950, when it...

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Date Contributor Update
09 May 2022 10:55:13 Lucy May Changes to biography and place associations
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Added information shared by user 'francesmarie1' on UPL 37705.

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16 March 2019 15:41:03 francesmarie1 Changes to role
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12 March 2019 12:03:08 francesmarie1 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number and highest rank
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Daughter - Frances Marie

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