852nd Engineer Aviation Battalion (EAB)

852nd EAB DI

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



Related Documents

  • Dudley, John N., & Staggs, William G. “Engineer Troops on Airdrome Construction.” Mil Engineer (Oct 1945): pp. 385-89. Per.