CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
23- Departed Camp Kilmer for Port of Embarkation.
24- Aboard Queen Elizabeth. "Goodbye Statue of Liberty."
29- Landed at Grenock, Scotland. "ETO, here we are."
23- Squadron held Christmas party for English kiddies. M/Sgt. Louis Agnew played Santa Claus.
20- C. G. (Joker) Johnson takes up duties at group headquarters and is replc in the squadron by S /Sgt. Charles E. Doss.
28- T /Sgt. Merwin E. Chagnon, with the flight echelon in the States, killed cross-country flight. Squadron's first fatality.
15- Capt. Frederick E. Fair, squadron C.O., arrived from States with the flight echelon. Trip was made by Southern route. Lt. Leslie E. Reece killed on a landing on the trip over.
17- Group's second and fatal low level mission. Ten out - ten down.
20- Lt. Col. Glenn Nye assumed command of group to head what was to become the renowned "Nye's Annihilators."
22- Squadron moved from Rattlesden to Bury St. Edmonds.
25- Orderly room staff had narrow escape as engine and wheel from exploding bomber crashed through building. Fortunately, no one in Squadron injured.
12- Advance echelon left for station No. 485, Great Saling, Essex, England. This becomes our most permanent residence in the ETO. The field was named Andrews Field in honor of General Frank Andrews, former ETO Commanding General.
19- Capt. Ben C. Barnes left for School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Field, Texas. Home again.
29- Sgt. Robert Schiffler left for Flying Control School and a commission.
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