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2015th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

Activated 1, July 1943 per AAF GO #62, dated 28 June 1943 at Bradley Field, CT.

Commanding officers
  • Charles Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fire Fighter | 55th Fighter Group
    Commanding Officer 2015th EAFFP, 15 Jul 43 -

  • Joseph Husvar

    Military | First Lieutenant | Commanding Officer
    Commanding Officer 2015th EAFFP, 16 Apr 1944 - 21 Aug 1944

  • Robert Dahm

    Military | First Lieutenant | Commanding Officer
    Commanding Officer 2015th EAFFP, 21 Aug 1944 - 28 Nov 1944

Structure

Part of
  • 1st Combat Bomb Wing
  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Established 1 July 1943
Based Nuthampstead

Connections

People

  • Anthony Abiuso

    Military | Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade) | Truck Driver, Light | 438th Air Service Group
    Transferred to 2119th EAFFP, 8 April 1944

  • William Ahern

    Military | Private | Firefighter
    Assigned and joined the 2015th EAFFP from the 325th Station Complement Sq., 29 Aug 1944

  • Charles Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fire Fighter | 55th Fighter Group
    Commanding Officer 2015th EAFFP, 15 Jul 43 -

  • Ralph Battoeletti

    Military | Private First Class | Firefighter | 438th Air Service Group
    Transferred to 2119 EAFFP, 8 Apr 1944

  • Edward Blosser

    Military | Private | Firefighter

  • Floyd Bowers

    Military | Private First Class | Firefighter | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 2126th EAFFP and further assigned to 2015th EAFFP, 12 Apr 1944

  • Alfred Cochrane

    Military | Private First Class | Firefighter
    Assigned and joined the 2015th EAFFP from the 325th Station Complement Sq., 29 Aug 1944

  • Robert Dahm

    Military | First Lieutenant | Commanding Officer
    Commanding Officer 2015th EAFFP, 21 Aug 1944 - 28 Nov 1944

  • Paul Dauzat

    Military | Private | Firefighter | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned and joined the 2015th EAFFP from the 325th Station Complement Sq., 29 Aug 1944

  • Emmett Davis

    Military | Private First Class | Fire Fighter | 438th Air Service Group
    Assigned to 2015th EAFFP Transferred to 2119th EAFFP, 8 Apr 1944

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Aircraft

  • 42-102553 "Lil' 8 Ball"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-K] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; crashed on take off on non-operational flight 26/7/44 when it ran off runway, hit tractor and burnt out; with Claude Williams, p-Paul...

  • 42-102570

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 2/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-F] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; detailed Ludwigshafen 8/9/44 with ? , (8 Returned to Duty), Waist gunner: Don Colbert (Killed in Action); with Vince Moore on practice mission...

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2016 19:32:00 usaeff Changes to unit encompassing associations, aircraft associations and commanding officers associations
Sources

http://www.398th.org/Images/Images_Crews/Text/Fire/Fire_2015th_19441031_...

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2016 19:11:39 usaeff Changes to person associations
Sources

Unit History obtained from USAF

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2016 20:30:12 usaeff Changes to media associations
Sources

398 Bomb Group website

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2016 19:45:02 usaeff Changes to type, description and stations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRS)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:59 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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