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2122nd Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

Structure

Part of
  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    Command
    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.

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Stations

Station Location Date
Established Martlesham Heath 1 November 1943

Connections

People

  • Joseph Avellar

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Cpl later Section Chief

  • Myron Braun

    Military | 2122nd Fire (Aviation) Fire Fighting Platoon
    2122ND E(A)FFP records page 1818 from 54th to 2122nd

  • Marcus Davenport

    Military | 2122nd Fire (Aviation) Fire Fighting Platoon - Tec5
    Platoon Records Page 0289 20/01/44 - and 04/06/44 To Tech 5th Grade. this early to arrival records are very sparse, he obviously carried out taining in his spare time to get the advancement!

  • Broughton Dean

    Military | 2122nd Fire (Aviation) Fire Fighting Platoon - Tec5
    Page 0298 20/01/1944 to 2122Plt E(A)FFP. 04/06/1944 To Tech5th grade

  • William Dodd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fire Marshall 21/02/44 - 2122nd EAFFP. Aug 44 to ETOUSA | 356th Fighter Group
    1st Lt William J. Dodd arrived at Martlesham Heath as a member of the 54th Company Squadron, an administration operation. On 21/02/1944 he was MADE Station Fire Marshall which included becoming the CO of 2122nd Engineer (Aviation) Fire Fighting Platoon...

  • Edward Etzel

    Military | Appt. 2122ndcSqd CO 15Aug44
    His first action was to go on an RAF Fire Training course (2 weeks)at RAF Sutton-on-Hull. He was the only officer to take this course. Became CO 2122Platoon.

  • Harry Guckert

    Military | S/Sgt and Section Chief 2122 Platoon at Martlesham Heath
    Is mentioned in both 54th Comp Sqdn records and 2122 platoon reports as arriving. Nothing further found?

  • Carl Hensley

    Military | 2122nd Fire (Aviation) Fire Fighting Platoon - Tec5

  • Roland Hoyt

    Military | 2122nd Fire (Aviation) Fire Fighting Platoon - Tec5
    Reported in to 2122 Plt Page 0208 20/01/44 Platoon records at station F-369 - 356th Fighter Group. www.mhas.org.uk

  • Philip Kaplan

    Military | Tec 5 - 08/10/44 Awarded the "Soldiers Medal"
    He is recorded in the 2122Plt records - Page 0289 - 20/01/44 . Then 08/10/44 He is awarded the "Soldiers Medal" with Sgt William J. Melling - They rescued a pilot from an aircraft - we believe!!

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2020 16:58:51 MHAS Museum Manager Changes to stations
Sources

MHAS museum manager upgrade

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 21:41:30 usaeff Changes to media associations
Sources

Martin Stillivent

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2015 16:44:28 MHAS Museum Manager Changes to type, nicknames and aircraft types
Sources

MHAS Museum Manager - Ian Lisseman - detail obtained from 2122nd Platoon Weekly Diary sent to Commanding Officer Headquarters RAF Station F-369 Martlesham Heath.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:00 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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