Re: My Dad in Guam 1944
Good morning, Paula Wells !
The 1885th Engineer Avaition Battalion was definitely an ARMY unit.
Its AVIATION designation pertains to its role in the construction and repair of runways for use by the AIR FORCE.
It was never a part of the U.S. Air Force.
I can't give any suggestion as to where the 1885th EABN trained. My description of the site at Camp Blanding was a result of your having identified it as his training location.
The brief military history of the 1885th EABN which I gave you in my initial response, was directly from an excellent text:
WORLD WAR II ORDER of BATTLE
Shelby L.Stanton, author
Galahad Books, NYNY, publisher (1991).
I am sorry, but that is all of the information I can give you on this unit.
You might try looking up a possible site under:
which may provide you with additional leads.
With continued best regards,
Louie Franklin Turner