Activated in April, the 827th left New York Harbor Dec. 7, 1942 for the E.T.O. Before the continental campaign, more than 10,000 cubic yards of concrete were poured and six million square feet of asphault laid by this unit in construction of 8th A.F. bomber bases. The first completed airdrome at Eye was presented to the Air Corps on Dec. 7, 1943.
Aviation Engineers in Mobile Warfare
- U.S. Army. 923rd Engineer Aviation Regt. Workin’ on Those Airdromes: An Overseas Report From the 923rd Engineer Aviation Regiment: 827th Engineer Battalion, 829th Engineer Battalion, 847th Engineer Battalion, 859th Engineer Battalion. n.p., 1945 41 p. #503-923.1945.