The 862nd spent 14 months in the UK, before landing in France, where it moved across France to Belgium working on six fields en route. Under constant rain and robot bombs, depot-transport field A-93D was built. Later a PSP field was built and five fighter fields converted for bombers. At one time all US fields in Belgium and Holland were maintained by the 862nd.
Aviation Engineers in Mobile Warfare
- U.S. Army. 862nd Engineer Bn. 862nd Engineer Battalion. n.p., 1945? 20 p. #502-862.1945. Caption title Airfields Constructed, Maintained Rehabilitated or Improved by 862nd Engineers.