505-ELP Company – June 1944 – April 1945

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OCTOBER 1944

Original Unit Designation : 505th Engineer Light Ponton Company
Date of Organization : May 15 1942
Place of Organization : Camp Gordon, Georgia
Authority of Organization : General Order #15, Hq Eastern Defense Command and First Army, dated May 15 1942.
Sources from which original personnel were obtained.

Officers

Company Commander, Capt Archibald E. Sutton (0-304319), C.E. by transfer from the Engineer Replacement Training Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Executive Officer : 1st Lt Gerald L. Bilbro, C.E. by transfer from the 75th Engineer Light Ponton Company, Camp Beauregard, La.
Platoon Commanders and Motor Officer : By assignment from the Fourth Engineer Officer Candidate School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, as follow :

Francis F. Carnes, 2nd Lt, C.E. (0-1100038)
James J. Carnes, Jr, 2nd Lt, (0-1100039)
Burrel D. Carney, Jr, 2nd Lt, C.E. (0-1100041)
Francis M. Carson, 2nd Lt, C.E. (0-1100043)

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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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