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830th Engineer Aviation Battalion (EAB)

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830th EAB insignia
Insignia of the 830th EAB

Twenty-two months experience in constructing heavy-bomber bases in England successfully prepared this unit for its continental mission. After crossing Omaha Beach, 13 fields were completed in record time. Metz will be remembered. Jerry's straffing and night construction work within sight of German-held forts. The men have fulfilled their slogan, "GET THE DAMN JOB DONE".

Aviation Engineers in Mobile Warfare

Travels of the 830th EAB
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Courtesy William Martin

Photos

Fine grading and rolling Fill Rail tank car as heater unit Windrow
Fine grading and rolling -- 830 EAB at A-94 Fill -- 830 EAB at A-94 Rail tank car as heater unit -- 830 EAB at R-6 Windrow -- 830 EAB at R-6
Applying bitumen Mixing with motor graders Rolling Sweeping
Applying bitumen -- 830 EAB at R-6 Mixing with motor graders -- 830 EAB at R-6 Rolling -- 830 EAB at R-6 Sweeping -- 830 EAB at R-6
Results of German air raid Corduroy on taxi track Painting taxi track markers  
Results of German air raid -- 830 EAB at Y-34 Corduroy on taxi track -- 830 EAB at Y-34 Painting taxi track markers -- 830 EAB at Y-61  

Related Documents

  • Hancock, Morck O. Memoirs of the 830th Engineer Aviation Battalion. Tucson, AZ: M.O. Hancock, 1973. 177 p. #502-830.1973.
  • U.S. Army. 830th Engineer Bn. “Report of Construction: 830th Engineer Aviation Battalion.” Typescript, 1945. #502-830.1945.

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