Help to Identify unit

Discussion in 'US Units' started by Robert Wimpenny, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. Robert Wimpenny

    Robert Wimpenny Active Member

    I have found an entry In an old Autograph book belonging to one of my family who lived in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, I am assuming that this unit is what was termed as a "Negro" unit ? i would like to know more about what they were Involved with in the general area and when they arrived and left ? did they go into Europe or back to USA ? unit appears to be 1912th Ord, Amm.co, i attach the details,
    the 2 men in question are Sgt. Millard H Logan from Chicago, and Master Sgt (Bob) Robert E Johnson from Brooklyn New York,
    tried Ancestry search for them just on the off chance something might pop up of Interest but nothing.
    the pages that give names and addresses are dated 22 october 1944, sadly no photos of the men.
    I have seen Information on Scout Dyke and Wortley but have seen no mention of this unit ?
    any Information would be most welcome.
     

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  2. Tricky Dicky

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  3. Temujin

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    Satellite Stations & Associated Bases (To Burtonwood) in WW2

    As well as the 8th army air force, Burtonwood was also responsible for the support of the 9th, 12th and 15th army air forces in WW2. 18,500 personnel worked on the base and an additional 37,545 personnel worked on sub sites, depots, satellite stations and associated bases throughout the United Kingdom for which BAD1 Burtonwood was responsible for.

    Al these sub sites had unit code names, but these were normally used for telecommunications only. However, each United States Army Air Force location was identified by a station number. These stations are listed in the list below: (Partial list showing the 1912 Ord Ammo Co)
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    Source: Historic Aviation Military - Airfields
     
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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  5. Temujin

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  7. Robert Wimpenny

    Robert Wimpenny Active Member

    Never knew about this site - will spend some time exploring later as have some family in USA since 1925, thank you
     
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  9. Robert Wimpenny

    Robert Wimpenny Active Member

    This is most welcome, was led to believe the unit was part of Air Force but the diary entry just said US Army ? so then wondered if indeed Army but attached to Air Force ? have seen some black and white photos from a website covering that area but was unable to learn anything from uniforms / insignia ? I have asked questions on Holmfirth History facebook page if anyone had photos or further information, i know that the GI's used to come to some of the dances there arriving in there big trucks, alas no one knows anything.
     
  10. Robert Wimpenny

    Robert Wimpenny Active Member

    Thank you so much, assume Millards middle name probably Henry after his father, will google "Route 2" ?
     
  11. Robert Wimpenny

    Robert Wimpenny Active Member

    Still in UK up to Aug 45, guess would be removing munitions etc, and now a service number, ! is research on a American serviceman difficult ? possibly costly ?
     
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Its a question of 'nothing ventured, nothing gained' in situations like this

    TD
     
  13. Robert Wimpenny

    Robert Wimpenny Active Member

    Agreed, i will try and contact them, and follow all possible leads i am given.
     
  14. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    Don’t forget this WAS an Air Force support unit.......the American Air Force was still part of the US Army during the war........its was called USAAF.......or USAAC (US Army Air Force or US Army Air Corps).......the US Air Force wasn’t formed until AFTER the war (18 Sept 1947)......

    Air Force personnel worn ARMY uniforms and ranks all during the war

    And US records are easy to get BUT, because of the fire in the US Records in 1970.....they lost “millions” of WW2 records........so its “hit and miss” if they will find his actual service file.
     
  15. Robert Wimpenny

    Robert Wimpenny Active Member

    Well that clears up my confusion, thank you very much, i had never heard about the fire damaged records, i was only familiar with our WW1 records destroyed in the blitz, spent some time this morning putting the 2 mens names and addresses into ancestry in the hope of something appearing - lots of possabilities but nothing conclusive though (Sgt. Millard H Logan from 5005 South Parkway Blvd, Chicago, Illinois, and Master Sgt (Bob) Robert E Johnson from 498 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn New York,) addresses dated Oct 44.
     
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