851st Engineer Aviation Battalion (EAB)

851st EAB DI

D-Day found this unit at a place in England known as “Buzz-Bomb Alley,” maintaining seven newly-constructed ALGs. On the continent in October at Le Bourget airdrome; then to Reims and other French operations. In April the unit constructed Y-99 in Germany, an SMT fighter-bomber base, and in addition maintained S&E fields east to the Elbe River.

Aviation Engineers in Mobile Warfare