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12th Replacement Control Depot


The 12th Replacement Control Depot was assigned to USAFBI in April 1942, as one of a number of units earmarked to form the Eighth Air Force. Upon the establishment of ETOUSA in August 1942, the unit was assigned to the newly formed 8th Air Service Command.

From September 1942, the 12th Replacement control depot took responsibility for receiving, processing and assigning all casual personnel arriving in Britain. The unit operated two stations at Stone and Chorley


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Station Location Date
Based Chorley September 1942
Based Stone (Jefferson Hall) September 1942



  • Alonzo Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 4 Jan 1944 B-24H 42-7476 'Nice N' Naughty'. Problems on TO and AC ran off end of runway and crashed in ditch. Completed tour 8/2/44. Trans/12 RCD 8/17/44.

  • John Barnett

    Military | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Trans from 492nd BG 13 August 1944. Trans/12 RCD 15 September 1944. Pilot: Bridges. Transferred 44th BG

  • Frank Brandon

    Military | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Trans 12th RCD 19 August 1944 Fw 190 destroyed 19 May 1944.

  • Wyman Bridges

    Military | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Trans from 492 BG 8/13/44. DS/BADA 9/4/44. Trans/12 RCD 9/16/44. Transferred 44th BG

  • Carl Carlson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by flak in Sterling EF154 flown by 199th Squadron of the RAF. Plane crashed in Denmark near Hirtsholmene Lighthouse. Assigned to a replacement depot at the time. Air Medal, Purple Heart

  • Theodore Chronopolos

    Military | Captain | Bombardier; Nose Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning from Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Sole survivor from A/C. WIA / RTD. MACR 6984 ...

  • Reber Courson

    Military | Master Sergeant
    Killed in Action (KIA) 13 Nov 1943 in Hudson AE531 while on detachment to RAF

  • William Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA). shot down by JU 88 into Bay of Biscay near U-boat pens. Cox was assigned to the 12th Replacement Control Depot and was flying a Beaufighter LX781 304 FTU RAF with a navigator Sergeant Edgar Black of Balck of the RAF.

  • William Dooley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Killed in Action (KIA) 13 Nov 1943 in Hudson AE531 while on detachment to RAF. Assigned to Replacement Control Depot. ...

  • Cameron Evans

    Civilian | Navigator
    Canadian born. Assigned to 12th Replacement Control Depot, 8AF USAAF. Detached service to 78Sqn RAF. Failed to return (FTR) mission to bomb Juvisy, France in HP Halifax III MZ577 7-Jun-44; hit by flak, only two of the five crew escaped the doomed...

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Date Contributor Update
01 June 2021 09:12:08 Emily Changes to type, category, description, air forces, unit encompassing associations, stations and media associations

The Army Air Forces in World War II, Part 1: January 1939-August 1942 and The Army Air Forces in World War II, Part II: Torch to Pointblank both transcribed at Hyperwar

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia