837th Engineer Aviation Battalion (EAB)

The 837th Engineer Aviation Battalion, after a year’s service in Africa, Italy, and in the Mediterranean theater, joined the IX Engineer Command in the European Theater in March 1945. It started the development of the major international airdrome (Y-17) near Marseilles, on which it supervised more than 2000 German PWs continuously, until the 837th was released for redeployment.

Aviation Engineers in Mobile Warfare