3rd SAD

Ray Dorman from Weymouth, Massachusetts. 1945

Ray Dorman – 3rd SAD – from Weymouth, Massachusetts

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Ray Dorman – 3rd SAD – from Weymouth, MassachusettsNotes from Ray’s son Jim Ray Dorman was a private in the USAAF. He learned how to work on the B24 bomber at the Technical Training Command Center at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois before steaming over to England on the Orion – a converted English ocean liner. I think that was sometime in the latter part of 1943. As best as I can tell, he was immediately assigned to RAF […]

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Video: Jim and Wiley remember

Video: Jim and Wiley remember

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In May 1989, Jim Agerton and Wiley Noble both returned to Watton on a 3rd SAD reunion tour. They found time to sit and talk with Nell Horn in her back garden about themselves and their time at Watton. 28 minutes 15 seconds into this video Wiley tells the story of a goat purchased from Watton market – this is Ray Dorman from Weymouth, Massachusetts who served with 3rd SAD and the goat! – Thanks to Ray’s son Jim whose […]

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A brief history of 3rd Strategic Air Depot

A brief history of 3rd Strategic Air Depot

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3RD STRATEGIC AIR DEPOT A Brief History of the U.S. Unit at R.A.F. Watton 1943-45 The 3rd Strategic Air Depot (S.A.D.) was one of four S.A.D’s set up under the Bradley Plan. The 3rd S.A.D was the largest (and the best), with 4,800 officers and men. It was responsible for the servicing, maintenance, modifications and repair of all B24 Liberators in the 14 Bomb Groups of the 2nd Air Division. They were responsible for the recovery of all crashed B24’s […]

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