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Guide to the 46th Service Squadron Reports, RG 20


Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: May 2004

Date Span:
1943-1945

Size:
0.25 cubic feet; 58 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 legal document box.

Type of material:
Official military records.

Physical condition:
Some acidification to paper and fading of ink.

Arrangement:
Organized by type of report and arranged chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
The 46th Service Squadron was activated on January 15, 1941 at March Field, California and was assigned to the 12th Bomber Command, 34th Air Base Group of the United States Army Air Corp. In November of 1942 the 46th partook in the Tunisian Campaign repairing and refueling British and American fighters. In May of 1943 the unit took part in the Pantellaria Invasion by salvaging and patching up damaged bombers at Hergla Airbase in Tunisia. After the fall of Sicily the squadron setup base at Agrigento Airfield and later Ponte Olivio Airfield in August of 1943. By November, the 46th was at Catania Airbase and before the end of the year was ferried to Naples to Capodichino Airbase. The unit remained at Capodichino until June of 1944 when they relocated to Pomigliano Airbase. The next month had the unit camped at Montalto Airfield near Rome and by the end of 1944 was at Tarquinia, where they remained until the conclusion of the war.

Scope and Content:
Consists of official military reports created by the 46th Service Squadron of the United States Army Air Corp from April of 1943 to May of 1945 while stationed in North Africa and Italy. Collection includes operational history, daily journals of activities and events, and miscellaneous reports received or issued by the unit during the Second World War.

Keyword descriptors:
12th Bomber Command
34th Air Base Group
46th Service Squadron
World War II
Hergla Airbase, Tunisia
Agrigento Airfield, Sicily
Ponte Olivio Airfield, Sicily
Catania Airbase, Sicily Pomigliano Airbase, Naples
Montalto Airfield, Rome
Tarquinia, Rome


Item list:
Box 1

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