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852nd Engineer Aviation Battalion (EAB)Photos | Men | Forum
|Insignia of the 852nd EAB|
Activated in Spokane, Washington, Aug 1942, leaving for England May 1943, to complete two bomber bases, resurface two airdromes, provide housing, workshops for A.F. units. Continent on D + 37 where they constructed 10 airfields, two air depots, rehabilitated four fields and maintained 40. Completed one of the first fighter-bomber bases in Reich, and accompanied two armored spearheads to build advance S and E strips.Aviation Engineers in Mobile Warfare
- Dudley, John N., & Staggs, William G. “Engineer Troops on Airdrome Construction.” Mil Engineer (Oct 1945): pp. 385-89. Per.