The project was initiated before the United States' entry into the war, and a base was established on Abadan Island in March 1942. Oil tankers, returning from delivering oil to the United States, would take Bell P-39, Curtiss P-40, and Douglas A-20 parts to Abadan, where they were assembled into aircraft and flown to Russia. The 82nd Air Depot Group was part of Project Cedar.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Persian Corridor
References[edit | edit source]
- Carol Adele Kelly, ed (2007). Voices of My Comrades: America's Reserve Officers Remember World War II. New York City: Fordham University Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-8232-2823-2. http://books.google.com/books?id=gDCjz6yfV2gC&pg=PA212&lpg=PA212.
- "Project 19 - US repair base for British aircraft in Eritrea ", American Military History site
- "Boeing & Douglas: A History of Customer Service", Boeing.com
- "Episode in Eritrea", Evening Post, 25 July 1945
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