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 Post subject: English vehicles on US airfields
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:49 pm 
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I know that when the 8th first came over to England they did use some British equipment, but what vehicles did they use on the airfields apart from the Austin K2 ambulances and Refuelling tankers? Did they use any English staff cars for instance? Any one got any photos?

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 Post subject: Re: English vehicles on US airfields
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:32 pm 
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fire fighting vehicles, armoured cars, staff cars (converted civy types), oxy replens,airfield control,crew transport, all sorts. got pics but can't be arsed to put them up tonight, will do in next few days unless MR B gets bored... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: English vehicles on US airfields
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any use? my MV ID may be naf though, don't have my library to hand ;)


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more, I think the oxy replen is the same type of vehicle as the crew transport?


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Thanks for the pics, Any one know what make the vehicles in the First and last pics are ?

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Here are two photos from Debden, 4 FG. I believe they are English. I could be wrong though.

The front end loader looks like the small British tractor with the addition of the loader & framework.
The big truck with the Steam Engine on it. Steam engine used for rolling the field.


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Here is an British Staff car at Debden, 4 FG. With a bunch of the pilots waiting for Mess. This photo was taken around April - May 1943.


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 Post subject: Re: English vehicles on US airfields
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2nd Strategic Air Depot, Alconbury.
Transportation Section records for week 12-18th July 1944:
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Delivery of 75 Morris Armored Cars from various British M.U. Stations to operational stations of the 1st Bombardment Division was made during the week.

Five motor coaches, four of which are on lease from a British commercial concern, were placed in service during the week. These are for use on liberty runs and Special Service functions as required. Total seating capacity for the five coaches is 149 persons.

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Double-decker buses at Grafton Underwood:

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