USAAF Stations (Mediterranean Theater of Operations) WW-2

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Army Air Forces – Mediterranean Theater
Station List – 1 May 1945

Algiers, Algeria
56 Army Airways Communications System Group – Hq (AAF ATC)

Amendola, Italy
2 Bombardment Group (Heavy) – Hq (5 BW)
13 Weather Squadron – Det (AAF MTO)
20 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) [2 Bomb Gp] (5 BW)
21 Engineer Aviation Regiment – I Co (AAFEC MTO)
49 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) [2 Bomb Gp] (5 BW)
50 Air Service Squadron [37 Air Service Gp] (XV AFSC)
96 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) [2 Bomb Gp] (5 BW)
97 Bombardment Group (Heavy) – Hq (5 BW)
339 Air Service Squadron [62 Air Service Gp] (XV AFSC)
340 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) [97 Bomb Gp] (5 BW)
341 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) [97 Bomb Gp] (5 BW)
342 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) [97 Bomb Gp] (5 BW)
414 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) [97 Bomb Gp] (5 BW)
429 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) [2 Bomb Gp] (5 BW)
1674 Ordnance Supply & Maintenance Company, Aviation (XV AFSC)
1994 Engineer Aviation Fire Fighting Platoon (XV AFSC)

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Lyndon C. Allen, AAF Combat Tour WW-2 (Diary)

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I have got this archives from a friend in the USA. I am not an expert into Army Air Force codes and abbreviations but I’ll do my best as usual.

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Eighth Army Air Force

Stations
MacDill Field, Fla, 15 Jan 1941
Barksdale Field, La, Feb 1942
Will Rogers Field, Okla, Jul/Aug 1942
Shipham, UK, Oct-1942 Jun-1945
Sioux Falls AA Fld, SD, 27 Jun 1945
Great Bend AA Fld, Kan, 25 Jul 1945
Smoky Hill AA Fld, Kan, 14 Dec 1945/12 Jul 1946

Group History
Constituted as 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on Nov 20 1940, the Group was activated on Jan 15 1941 and was trained with B-24’s. The 44-BGH became an operational training unit in Feb 1942 and in Jul, began intensive preparations for combat until moved to England, Aug-Oct 1942, for service with Eighth Air Force. Operations consisted primarily of assaults against strategic targets in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Austria, Poland, and Sicily. The bombers pounded particularly submarine installations, industrial establishments, airfields, harbors, shipyards, and other objectives in France and Germany during the period Nov 1942 to Jun 1943. (Source : US 8-AAF)

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B-24 Bomber Diamond Lil (Source : warbirdsnews.com)

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