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10th Air Depot Group

Group

Constituted as 10th Air Depot Group, 30 Dec 1941 Activated, 5 Jan 1942, Redesignated 10th Air Depot, 1 Jun 1946 Inactivated, 17 Oct 1948.

Structure

Part of
  • IX Air Force Service Command

    IX Air Force Service Command

    Command
    The IX Air Force Service Command performed two functions: supplying the Ninth Air Force, and maintenance and major repair of airplanes and other equipment. ...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Established Chilbolton 31 May 1944
Based Burtonwood
Based Poynton
Based Wattisham
Based Zeals
Based Villacoublay
Based Charleroi

Connections

People

  • William Antonides

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Lt Antonides, who came from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, was assigned to the 334th Squadron, 4th Fighter Group in February 1945. He took part in twenty two missions during his time at Debden, accounting for a total of seven enemy aircraft destroyed on...

  • Harold Axe

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 10ADG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Computer Analyst GM Indianapolis, IN, USA. Retired 1988.

  • Raymond Bogusevic

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 10th Air Depot Group, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clarence Bousfield

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 10ADG, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • Philo Burney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Transferred to 10th Air Depot Group. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carl Draughan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Edge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group

  • Robert Farmer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group

  • Melvin Franklin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group

  • Arnold Fredrickson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Crashed in UC-64A Norseman 43-45439 at Shining Tor on 29 September 1944. Fredrickson was on a liaison flight from Burtonwood to RAF Winthorpe and back. He encountered bad weather on the return journey and wrongly assumed he had passed the high ground...

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Aircraft

  • 43-39290

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 31/1/45; Dow Fd 15/2/45; Assigned 8AF 17/2/45; re-ass 10 HBS Oberpfaffenhofen 30/4/47; Recl Comp 3/8/49.

  • 44-8279

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/7/44; Cheyenne 4/8/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned 8AF 30/9/44; re-ass 30/4/47; 61 TC Rhine Main 1/1/48; 10 HBS Oberpfaffenhofen 19/9/48; Recl Comp 7/1/49.

  • 42-67450 'Eze Does It'

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38J field modified to 'Droop Snoot*' configuration. Assigned to the 20th Fighter Group. The groups other P-38's would fly in close formation with the 'droop snoot*' and all drop their bombs when the lead aircraft released its. Several missions were...

  • V3830

    Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford Mk II V3830, assigned to Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (10th Air Depot Group) 9AF USAAF. Mid air collision with Miles Master W8453, crashed Cowage Farm, Calne Cat 5 damage, pilot Capt Fred Niffenegger and co pilot Capt James J...

  • 43-35439

    UC-64/64A Norseman
    Crashed on 29 September 1944 on a liaison flight from RAF Winthorpe to Burtonwood. The pilot, 2nd Lt Arnold Frederickson encountered low cloud and heavy wind, and wrongly assumed he had passed the high ground when he descended and crashed into Shining...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2021 14:22:56 Emily Changes to type, description, unit encompassing associations and stations
Sources

usafunithistory.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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)

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