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1st Emergency Rescue Squadron History
These are the actual Unit History logs of the 1st ERS from the inception in December 1943 at Boca Raton, Florida to VE day and the transfer of the crews to India and Kessler Field, Mississippi.
12th Air Force Insignia
Harold Bols Radio Operator "B" Flight
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March, 43 - December 43 - 1st ERS Early History.................................. PDF...... Text
December, 43 - February 44 - 1st ERS Activation................................... PDF...... Text
February 1944 - "Destination Unknown".................................................. PDF...... Text
March 1944 - Begining our Overseas Adventure...................................... PDF...... Text
April 1944 - Flights A, B, C Seperate...................................................... PDF...... Text
May 1944 - Settling In............................................................................ PDF...... Text
June 1944 - Operations Begin In Ernest................................................... PDF.......Text
July 1944 - 87 Lives Saved..................................................................... PDF...... Text
August 1944 - 160+ Lives Saved............................................................ PDF...... Text
September 1944 - Many More Lives Saved............................................ PDF...... Text
October 1944 - Many More Lives Saved................................................ PDF...... Text
November 1944 - Many More Lives Saved............................................ PDF...... Text
December 1944 - New Men Arrive Some Depart 244 Lives Saved......... PDF...... Text
January 1945 - Operations Wind Down for Transfere.............................. PDF...... Text
February 1945 - 1st ERS Starts Closing Operations - 7th ERS Begins..... PDF...... Text
March 1945 - Crews Leave For CIB & 7th ERS..................................... PDF...... Text
April 1945 - Operations Shutting Down Awaiting Transfere...................... PDF...... Text
May 1945 - VE Day and Operations End................................................ PDF...... Text
Concise History of 1st ERS Unit by Colonel Littleton J. Pardue.................PDF ..... Text
Detailed Narrative of 1st ERS Operations 14-21 Aug 44......................... PDF...... Text
Promotions of 1st ERS Personnel.............................................................PDF...... Text
Citations Earned By the 1st ERS............................................................. PDF...... Text
ERS Article and Extracts from "Mare Nostrum"...................................... PDF....... Text
Pictures of Rescues and Rescuers........................................................... PDF.......
Unit Histories Jan 4 6 - Mar 48 in US..................................................... PDF
Army Air Corps
ERS Crew Member
1st Lt. Walter B. Milburn "B" Flight Pilot
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