924th Engineer Aviation Regiment (EAR)

The 924th Engineer Aviation Regiment was activated in October 1942 at Richmond, VA, and arrived in the U.K. July 1943. In 12 months the regiment built 28 airfields in England. After D plus 32 it constructed and rehabilitated 47 airfields on the Continent. In the great final drive east of the Rhine, “Stripped-Down” mobile units of the 924th traveled with Armored Division spearheads to rehabilitate S and E fields in advance of the Infantry. These fields enabled the fast moving forces to be supplied by air transport.

Aviation Engineers in Mobile Warfare

Travels of the 924th EAR
Travels of the 924th EAR
  • U.S. Army. 924th Engineer Aviation Regiment. A History of the 924th Engineer Aviation Regiment: Activated October 1942. n.p., 1945. 96 p. E503-934.1945.
  • Simplified Construction Methods for Protective Concealment, Camouflage Section, 924th Engineer Aviation Regiment, Army Air Base, Richmond, Virginia; undated
  • Camo-Tips, by M/Sgt. Syd Solomon, 924th Engineer Aviation Regiment; undated