Estate sale find, original vintage photos of airmen who appeared to be assigned to the 847th Engineer Aviation Battalion, 6 total images. According to Army Air Force Stations, a report written by USAF Capt.Anderson of the Air Forces Historical Research Center in 1985, the British agreed to supply the facilities needed for the USAAF to operate. But labor shortages in Britain and the need to get airfields built as quickly as possible led to the use of U. In fact, American engineers became a vital element in a severely stretched British construction program. It was during this time that some of the most prodigious construction feats were performed, wrote Wilf Nicoll in a preface to Freemans book. Operational aerodromes seemed to spring up overnight where before had been only land under pasture or agriculture.
Between airfields built by and for the United Kingdom and those built by the Americans, a new airfield was started, on average, every three days in 1942, the peak year for construction. Among the many American engineering battalions was one comprising African American engineers, the 847th. The 847th Engineer Aviation Battalion was formed at MacDill Field, FL, and was staged at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.
PLEASE SEE PHOTOS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS - The photos are in overall Good used condition, signs of wear, age toning, creases, some curling, soiling, stains, no writing, no odors, please see images. The item "WWII Army Air Corps Black African American Soldiers 847th Engineer Aviation Bn" is in sale since Sunday, June 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Photographs". The seller is "e*flea" and is located in Bakersfield, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.