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58th Station Complement Squadron



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  • 20th Combat Bomb Wing

    20th Combat Bomb Wing

    Prewar bombardment wing in the northwest. Moved to England, May–June 1943, for duty with Eighth Air Force. Received its first groups in November 1943 and served in combat in the European theater from December 1943 until April 1945. Returned to the US...

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Based Seething



  • Carl Baldwin

    Military | Corporal | Operations Clerk; control Tower | 448th Bomb Group
    Ops clerks in the control tower kept track of each flyer and of each crew. He replaced a flyer when the doctor grounded, trying to replace him with a flyer so a crew would all finish at the same time. Bother Tower and Ops assignments were on 24 hour...

  • Wallace Bollschweiler

    Military | Captain | Flight control Officer | 448th Bomb Group
    was senior flight control officer for the control tower at Seething from 1943-1944.

  • Eugene Brindley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Chemical Warfare Officer
    When he arrived at Seething the patch on his uniform was for the 21st Chemical Company. ...

  • Arthur Lazarus

    Military | Corporal | ground crew | 448th Bomb Group
    Killed when B-24 42-52116 while taxing hit 6X6 truck no. 4151769-S which was stopped just off the perimeter track. Lazarus was one of 2 mechanics killed. He was assigned to the 58th Station Complement Squadron.

  • Patrick MacDwyer

    Military | Major | Chaplain

  • William Searles

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer; Ground Executive | 448th Bomb Group
    Arrived Seething August 1943. Worked with RAF to prepare base for bomb group. CO of 58th STA COMP. Appointed Ground Exec 448th BG November 1944 on assumption of command by CO, Colonel Westover. GC/ ETO w/ 3 battle stars/ ATO/ Croix de Guerre w/ palm


The 58th Comp. Squad was sent over to work with the RAF to get the base ready for the bombers arrival. It was comprised of various other groups like Chemical Warfare, Quartermaster, medical, base security, etc. It was eventually under the 376th Air Service Squadron. The 58th also did training.


Date Contributor Update
16 May 2019 13:08:17 Emily Changes to citations

Information provided by Christopher Brindley, son of Eugene Brindley 58th Comp Squadron.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)