826th Engineer Aviation Battalion (EAB)

Unit landed in Normandy on D + 6. Two days later the site for its first continental airfield, A-10 was captured. Two days work surfaced A-10; four days made it an operational fighter-bomber base. Entire job completed under enemy artillery fire. Constructed fields behind U.S. 7th and U.S. 9th Armies. Across Rhine into Germany and beyond Weimar by V-E Day.

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