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    World War II's Army Eng Fire Fighting Platoons

    Marion, Thank you so much for Jim's contact information. We had a long talk a few days ago, and he is without a doubt the authority on Engineer Fire Fighting Platoons. v/r Dennis
  2. Colin and Marion, Thank you for your warm welcome to the VI Corps Combat Engineers Website and Forum. Marion, I have taken your suggestion and introduced myself to Jim Davis. I am fortunate in that I live in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, so I have access to NARA in DC. College Park, and Suitland. Have a Happy New Year, and I am looking forward to many hours of research here at VI Corps Combat Engineers. Dennis Donehoo
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    World War II's Army Eng Fire Fighting Platoons

    Aloha Jim, I am a retired firefighter from Fairfax County, VA. After my retirement I deployed to Iraq for a year and served as a civilian Fire Lieutenant on two US Army Installations. I have always had an interest in military history and have traveled to Normandy France, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I am interested in conducting research about the Engineer Aviation Firefighting Platoons (EAFFP) deployed in England and the European Theater of Operations (ETO). My main goal is to write a series of articles or a book about the EAFFPs. I do not think this subject has been adequately covered and as a member previously posted, if not for service members such as yourself, this history would end up forgotten in the black hole of time. I would like to divide the book into two sections. The first would focus on the EAFFPs at airfields in England who responded to crashes and heroically rescued pilots and crew. The second section would look at the forward deployed AEFFPs in the ETO. What I am looking for are any official records, about training, apparatus, operational reports, incident reports, casualty reports, diaries, and any other useful information. If you could point me in the right directions I would be most appreciative. Thank you for your service. Dennis Donehoo
  4. Hello All, My connection to the WWII community is my Great-Uncle Christopher J. Facchina was a Private in the 33rd Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red 1). He was captured at the battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, and was imprisoned as a POW at Camp 59, in Serviliagno, Italy. He is mentioned in this website: http://camp59survivors.wordpress.com/ I am a retired firefighter from Fairfax County, VA. After my retirement I deployed to Iraq for a year and served as a civilian Fire Lieutenant on two US Army Installations. I have always had an interest in military history and have traveled to Normandy France, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I am interested in conducting research about the Engineer Aviation Firefighting Platoons (EAFFP) deployed in England and the European Theater of Operations (ETO). Thank you for the opportunity to join this forum. Dennis Donehoo
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