820th Engineer Aviation Battalion (EAB)

After two years of airfield construction in England, the 820th hit Omaha beachhead with invasion forces on D + One. A-12 at Lignerolles was completed despite enemy artillery, bombs and straffing. They followed Patton to Le Mans, completing four airfields in the area before going into the buzz-bomb area of Belgium, and later across the Roer and finally the Rhine.

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