The 2nd Airfield Maintenance Regiment (Prov) was established at Le Chesnay, France, on the 27th of October 1944, for the purpose of supervising airfield maintenance and additional airfield construction in rear areas. This organization has included twelve battalions in its short history. At periods, this regiment has been responsible for the maintenance of as many as 65 airfields West of the Rhine. In April 1945, the plan for turning airfield maintenance over to civilian contractors was instituted, thereby releasing subordinate units for construction in forward areas.
Aviation Engineers in Mobile Warfare