1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 20, 2018 11:06 AM by Rebecca Collier

    RAF Chicksands during WW2?


      Is there any way I can find out which US Army branches were stationed at RAF Chicksands during WW2?

        • Re: RAF Chicksands during WW2?
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Rae St,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          There is a way to determine what U.S. units were stationed at RAF Chicksands during WWII. In the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407), there is a series titled Station Lists, 1942 - 1953. The station lists are arranged by theater (such as European Theater of Operations) and thereunder by date. The lists were computer generated usually once or twice a month.  Each list is arranged by type of unit and thereunder in order by unit name or number. The station listed for each unit is the nearest town, camp, city, etc. To ascertain which units were assigned to RAF Chicksands, you would need to know about when the U.S. Army Air Corps units were station there and review the lists for that period of time.


          For access to the station lists, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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