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2025th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

On 24 April 1944, two firefighters were killed when the aircraft they were flying crashed and burned a short distance from the fire station.

Structure

Part of
  • VIII Bomber Command

    VIII Bomber Command

    Command
    VIII Bomber Command was constituted and activated in 1942. It oversaw heavy bombardment operations until February 1944, when it was redesginated as the 8th Air Force.

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 4th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Established 5 July 1943
Based Bury St Edmunds 22 October 1943

Connections

People

  • Elbert Brinson

    Military | Corporal | Fire Fighter | 420th Air Service Group

  • Douglas Elliott

    Military | Private First Class | Fire Fighter | 493rd Bomb Group

  • John Flaherty

    Military | Private | Fire Fighter
    Killed in Action (KIA) Private Flaherty was killed when a damaged aircraft returning from a mission crashed into his crash truck , Deopham Airbase, England while assigned to the 2112th EAFFP

  • Ellsworth Gasch

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Clarence Grundemann

    Military | Base Fire Marshall / CO of Fire Fighting Platoon | 94th Bomb Group
    'Butch' was Base Fire Marshall and CO of the Fire Fighting Platoon from October 1943 - Occtober 1945. He died following a heart attack on 19th December 1993 and was survived by his wife Agnes.

  • Walter Hoffman

    Military | Private | Truck Driver, Light / Firefigher | 447th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 2025th EAFFP – MOS 345 Truck Driver, Light. Overseas Shipment No. 0885-BB, SO#252

  • William Jarvis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Fire Fighter / Fire Chief | 420th Air Service Group
    Assigned to 2025th EAFFP – MOS 383, Firefighter Overseas Shipment No. 0885-EE, SO#252

  • John Kauti

    Military | Private | Fire Fighter
    Assigned to 2025th EAFFP – MOS 383, Firefighter Overseas Shipment No. 0885-EE, SO#252

  • Kenneth Keen

    Military | Corporal | Truck Driver, Light / Fire Fighter | 420th Air Service Group
    Assigned to 2025th EAFFP – MOS 345, Truck Driver, Light, Overseas Shipment No. 0885-EE, SO#252

  • Thomas McKeon

    Military | Sergeant | Truck Driver, Light / Firefighter
    Assigned to 2025th EAFFP – MOS 345 Truck Driver, Light ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2016 19:03:03 usaeff Changes to person associations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency; http://www.afhra.af.mil/

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2016 18:44:48 usaeff Changes to description and unit encompassing associations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency; http://www.afhra.af.mil/

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 03:27:18 usaeff Changes to stations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 03:26:09 usaeff Changes to unit encompassing associations and media associations
Sources

Unit History received from Air Force Historical Research Agency

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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