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862nd Engineer Aviation Battalion

Battalion

Attachment came into USAAF station F-369 Martlesham Heath late 1942 left March 1943. Four sets of revetments constructed during this period, most possibly by 862 Attachment. Tower also constructed at this period, civilian companies installed water and electrics but no record of actual construction unit! Report on 10Aug43 "1 person killed when climbing into truck, he was run over" We have related this to Thomas J McCormick 32367327 of 862nd Eng. Batt. Aviation by date and details from USA sources..

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Station Location Date
Airfield Building Attachments Martlesham Heath 1942 – 1943

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  • Thomas McCormick

    Military | Private First Class | Engineer on Airfield building attachment - various stations
    Thomas J McCormick was a member of 862nd Engineer Battalion Aviation, this operation supplied Airfield Construction Attachments throughout the UK. He was attached to the unit that came to RAF Martlesham Heath prior to the arrival of 356th Fighter Group...

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Date Contributor Update
20 November 2020 12:12:26 MHAS Museum Manager Changes to type, description, air forces, unit encompassing associations and stations
Sources

Martlesham Heath Aviation Society - In re-arranging our society memorials it became apparent that some names where missing. Thomas J McCormick 32367327 was traced and his story is now in our records and he should be added to our updated Tower Memorial. 20th Nov 2020

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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