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Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation)

I'm doing research on the 1929 Quartermaster Truck Company (Aviation) stationed in Bristol, England during WWII from 1493-1945.   Looking for which airbase they worked from, what did they exactly do as well.    Any info would be great!!

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    mbee53
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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2010/03/21 22:22:41 (permalink)
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    As you say in your question, the 1929th was stationed at Bristol (473).
    On 31 May 44, they were assigned to the 1512th QM Truck Battalion, of the Air Service Command, U. S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe.
    As for what they did?  They drove trucks that hauled supples to various bases.

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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2010/03/23 10:12:49 (permalink)
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    Part of your question was which air base the 1929th worked from.  The answer is they did not.  Mark pointed out that at Bristol the 1929th was assigned to the 1512th Quartermaster Truck Bn, Mbl.  Especially in the ETO Truck units were consolidated into large pools of vehicles centrally located to be used as needed.
     
    You may already know that this unit was constituted on 7 Aug 1940 as Company A of the 31st Quartermaster Regiment (Truck) and activated at Langley Fld, VA.  On 10 Jan 1942, it was redesignated as the 741st Quartermaster Co (Truck), Avn and  about 13 Sep 1942, the 1929th Quartermaster Truck Co, Avn.  It was also stationed at Ft Dix AAF before moving overseas.  It remained at Bristol at least through May 1945, and seems to have been active through September of that year.
    post edited by bernies - 2010/03/30 10:04:03

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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2010/03/28 14:51:14 (permalink)
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    Thank you all for your replies,  how did you find such detailed timeline info on the unit??

    mcbee53, you stated that the unit was assigned to the 1512 QM Batt in May of 1944. Does that mean that this particular unit from Fort Dix wasnt shipped out to Bristol until then??  I have records that show they were in Bristol as early as March of 1943. I just want to make sure I have the right info. 

    Ok so no airbases, that makes sense that they operated from a large pool of trucks.  I am going to do more research and try to find some of the places they delivered too.    

    These truck companies there, if there was no airbase they were based out of.  Where did they sleep at night?   In my research I have found that black soldiers in Bristol were stationed at makeshift camps like Miller's Orphanage and at Ashley Down.  Is it possible that the 1929 was stationed there as well in Bristol.

    Thanks

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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2010/03/28 20:12:17 (permalink)
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    I meant that it was listed on my Station List for 31 May 44.  It may have been there for some time prior to that date.

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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2010/03/28 21:42:04 (permalink)
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    ok i get it, thanks

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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2010/03/29 12:47:53 (permalink)
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    You may want to order microfilm on the 1929th at:

    http://airforcehistoryind...p?q=1929+Truck+Company

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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2010/04/14 23:06:27 (permalink)
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    Tyler,
    I requested and received microfilms containing info on my grandfather's units (2201st and 2490th) a while back.  I took them to the local library to read them.  The machine there allowed each page to be saved as a tiff and I unltimately converted it all to PDF.  It's time consuming, but it was worth it.  I basically ended up with a monthly unit history composed by the CO of the unit.  Some months were missing (especially around June 1944 and several months therafter - Normandy Invasion).  I even found my grandfather mentioned on several of the reports.
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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2010/10/29 12:06:17 (permalink)
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    I'm trying to upload a War Department field manual that describes the functions of a QMTC, but the file is 2.4MB and the upload only allows files up to 200kb. The manual is not for a QMTC(aviation) but the number of vehicles assigned and the functions would be very similar.
     
    Any suggestions how I can make this available to the forum?
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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2011/01/01 14:59:13 (permalink)
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    Im not sure about how to post on the forum, but i would be very interested in viewing it.  Was your grandfather in Bristol???
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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2011/02/28 14:58:56 (permalink)
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    I'd also be interested in viewing as I'm trying to trace my paternal grandfather who I believe was at Muller Orphanage in 1944
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    Re:Quartermaster Truck Companies (Aviation) 2011/03/10 16:28:38 (permalink)
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    Sorry, hadn't logged in recently. If you send me a your e-mail as a private message I can send you and any others the document.
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