Washington Hall was part of the huge Replacement Control Depot network for processing troops newly arrived in England from ports such as Liverpool, prior to their being assigned a unit and had a similar function to the camps at Stone, Staffordshire.
The 12th Replacement Control Depot was assigned to USAFBI in April 1942, as one of a number of units earmarked to form the Eighth Air Force. Upon the establishment of ETOUSA in August 1942, the unit was assigned to the newly formed 8th Air Service...
Military | Sergeant | Instrument Specialist, Mechanic, Aerial Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
Bill went on flight status at the age of 30. He acquired the nickname "The Count" or "Count Nickels" after telling the other flyers tales of working in the NYC subway System where he said the change booth attendant was called "Count Nickels." ...
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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).