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18th Weather Squadron


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    65th Fighter Wing

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  • 66th Fighter Wing
  • 97th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

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Station Location Date
Based Alconbury
Based Atcham
Based Attlebridge
Based Bassingbourn
Based Bodney
Based Bottisham
Based Bovingdon
Based Brampton Grange
Based Bungay
Based Burtonwood
Based Bury St Edmunds
Based Bushey Hall
Based Cheddington
Based Chelveston
Based Cluntoe
Based Cranford
Based Debach
Based Debden
Based Deenethorpe
Based Deopham Green
Based Duxford
Based East Wretham
Based Elveden Hall
Based Eye
Based Fowlmere
Based Framlingham
Based Glatton
Based Gosfield
Based Goxhill
Based Grafton Underwood
Based Great Ashfield
Based Greencastle
Based Halesworth
Based Hardwick
Based Harrington
Based Hendon
Based Heston
Based Hethel
Based High Wycombe
Based Hitcham
Based Honington
Based Horham
Based Horsham St Faith
Based Ketteringham Hall
Based Kimbolton
Based Kings Cliffe
Based Knettishall
Based Langford Lodge
Based Lavenham
Based Leiston
Based Little Staughton
Based Maghaberry
Based Martlesham Heath
Based Mendlesham
Based Metfield
Based Molesworth
Based Mount Farm
Based Mousehole
Based Mullaghmore
Based Neaton
Based Nuthampstead
Based Nutts Corner
Based Old Buckenham
Based Podington
Based Polebrook
Based Prestwick
Based Rackheath
Based Rattlesden
Based Ridgewell
Based Saffron Walden
Based Sawston Hall
Based Seething
Based Shipdham
Based Snetterton Heath
Based St Mawgan
Based Steeple Morden
Based Stornoway
Based Sudbury
Based Teddington
Based Thorpe Abbotts
Based Thruxton
Based Thurleigh
Based Tibenham
Based Toome
Based Troston
Based Valley
Based Walcot Hall
Based Warton
Based Wattisham
Based Wendling



  • Horace Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Weather Squadron | 388th Bomb Group

  • Harry Alter

    Military | Corporal | Weather Observer | 34th Bomb Group

  • Henry Arseneaux

    Military | Sergeant | Weather Observer | 385th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Bailey

    Military | Sergeant | Weather | 352nd Fighter Group
    Was 1st person sent to Bodney as weather personnel by 8th AF Hdqrs. 2 weeks later he was assigned to Det 141, 18th Weather Squadron, 352nd FG.

  • G Baker

    Military | GP

  • H Barksdale

    Military | Weather Specialist

  • Albert Basnett

    Military | 20th Fighter Group

  • Joseph Bauman

    Military | GP

  • Joseph Bauman

    Military | Sergeant

  • K Beacom

    Military | Sergeant | Weather Specialist

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Date Contributor Update
11 February 2022 15:48:42 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit encompassing associations

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17 May 2018 07:38:38 Darren Jelley Changes to unit encompassing associations and person associations

493rd BG Archives

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2nd Air Division Memorial Library

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Craig Kirwin

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Craig Kirwin

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