3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 28, 2021 11:26 AM by Jason Atkinson

    What were Army Engineer Aviation Battalions considered part of?

    Lowell Silverman Wayfarer

      Which component were WWII U.S. Army Engineer Aviation Battalions part of  --  Army Ground Forces or Army Air Forces?  I originally would have assumed they were in the Army Air Forces since they did construct airfields.  However, Shelby L. Stanton's book World War II Order of Battle (which is only about AGF units) does include them with other Army Engineer units.  His text only mentions "Engineer aviation units occupied an ambiguous position between the Corps of Engineers and the Army Air Forces throughout the war,  Some theater commanders short of engineer troops used aviation engineers for any priority construction job, while others reserved them for air force projects only." Thanks!