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Old 5th February 2016, 10:05
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USAAF at RAF Balderton

Trying to find a little more information on the USAAF activity at RAF Balderton or USAAF Station AAF-482 / USAAF Station Code "BD" as they named it.
The first USAAF transport unit to arrive was the 437th Troop Carrier Group during January 1944 from Baer Army Airfield, Indiana. The group's squadrons and fuselage codes were:
  • 83d Troop Carrier Squadron (T2)
  • 84th Troop Carrier Squadron (Z8)
  • 85th Troop Carrier Squadron (90)
  • 86th Troop Carrier Squadron (5K)
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439th Troop Carrier Group

On 21 February, the 91st and 92d Troop Carrier Squadrons for the 439th Troop Carrier Group also arrived from Baer Army Airfield. Two other squadrons, the 93d and 94th TCS arrived on 6 March. The group's squadrons and fuselage codes were:
Is there a crew and aircraft loss list for the USAAF ? The RAF Bomber Command list is quite extensive listing 200+ crew that failed to return to RAF Balderton. The old base has virtually disappeared now under the A1 , Fernwood village and with gypsum extraction. The remaining bits will soon go under the new Newark Southern relief road. Locals are wishing for a permanent public memorial to be placed on the site and anymore info would be much appreciated.
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Old 9th February 2016, 21:18
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Re: USAAF at RAF Balderton

(US Units as of 31st of March 1944)
(-) minus sign indicates that part of the unit was elsewhere.
Location Unit
Balderton 21 Weather Squadron, Detachment I Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 40 Mobile Comm Squadron, Detachment I Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 43 Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 49 Service Group (-), HQ & HQ Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 49 Service Group, 44 Service Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 308 Station Complement Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 439 Troop Carrier Group, HQ & HQ Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 439 Troop Carrier Group, 91 Troop Carrier Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 439 Troop Carrier Group, 92 Troop Carrier Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 439 Troop Carrier Group, 93 Troop Carrier Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 439 Troop Carrier Group, 94 Troop Carrier Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 813 Medical Air Evacuation Transportation Squadron Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 1070 Signal Company (Service Group) (-) Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 1079 Quartermaster Company (Service Group) (-) Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 1258 Military Police Company (Aviation) (-) Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 1471 Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 2052 Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon (Aviation) (-) Nottinghamshire WF2871
Balderton 2206 Quartermaster Truck Company (Aviation) (-) Nottinghamshire
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Old 10th February 2016, 18:35
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Re: USAAF at RAF Balderton

Noggin

Seems to be a pretty standard WW 2 base. This is taken from the Air Britain Bases and also covers units before and after USAAF came (and left). It also shows from where each unit came and to which base it moved. Very useful!

BALDERTON
[Nottinghamshire] SK816498; 2.75 mls/4 km SSE of Newark.
Unit code From date in date out To Aircraft
25 OTU det PP, ZP Finningley 25Jun41 14Nov41 Finningley Hampden; Manchester; Wellington
408 Sqn EQ Syerston 9Dec41 25Jan42 North Luffenham Hampden
408 Sqn EQ North Luffenham 17Mar42 20Sep42 Leeming Hampden
14 (P) AFU RLG Ossington Apr42 Apr42 Ossington Oxford
1668 HCU CE (formed) 15Aug43 17Nov43 Syerston Manchester; Lancaster; Halifax
Flight Trials Unit Hucknall Nov43 28Apr44 Church Broughton Meteor
12 (P) AFU det Spittlegate 10Dec43 2Jan44 Spittlegate Blenheim; Beaufort; Oxford
437th TCG USAAF: Baer Field, IN 20Jan44 6Feb44 Ramsbury C-47; C-53; CG-4
83rd TCS T2
84th TCS Z8
85th TCS 9O
86th TCS 5K
439th TCG USAAF: Baer Field, IN 21Feb44 26Apr44 Upottery C-47; C-53
91st TCS L4
92nd TCS J8
93rd TCS 3B
94th TCS D8
227 Sqn 9J Bardney 21Oct44 5Apr45 Strubby Lancaster
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Old 10th February 2016, 20:19
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re: RAF Balderton

We have a lot of info and photos on our page. Always looking for more.

https://www.facebook.com/RAF-Baldert...7047272537106/
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Old 10th February 2016, 21:03
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Re: USAAF at RAF Balderton

Thanks Stig ,



Two of the more unusual visitors at RAF Balderton.
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