Thanks for getting back to me on this, and thanks for the reminder of the old Army Air Force role and structure. That was what muddled my mind on this subject.
So it goes without question, Paula's father was AIR FORCE, not ARMY, as I so strongly suggested.
In trying to piece all of this together, I went thru GOOGLE (or so I think) and sought out any combination of possibl;e addresses along the Engineer Avaiation Battalion Association et al, and recall coming across the 1886th EABn you mention at one of the sites. I didn't enter it, but it is there someplace.