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Military site : non-airfield

During the US occupancy of Watton the 3rd Strategic Air Depot was also incorporated. This depot was for the repair of all 2nd Air Division B-24 Liberators and remained functional until July 1945. Confusion arises as the base was established to the north of Griston, but named after Neaton, a village north of Watton.

Black GI units based at Neaton.




  • William Bancroft

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 2nd Scouting Force, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 4MRRU. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Beacham Brooker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2.5 x destroyed. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Assigned to 4th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron. Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • John Cox

    Military | Airplane Sheet Metal Worker


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:17 AAM AAM ingest

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Office of History, Headquarters Third Air Force, United States Air Forces in Europe; Installations and USAAF Combat Units in the United Kingdom 1942-1945, Revised and Expanded Edition (February1967, Revised October 1980).