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Trying to identify this US unit from a 1945 photo taken in UK

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  1. howdy

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    Hi I have a photo of a relative who I presume worked for the US armed forces in WWII, based on a photo he appears in and text on the reverse of the photo. I would love to identify the unit (I assume air force from the uniforms but could be wrong). What I know is the following:

    The picture was taken in the UK in 1945

    It was possibly taken in the Midlands region of the UK

    The text suggests he was involved in liaison (he was a German speaker so this could have been part of his duties). The text reads: "US liaison [his initials] 22/75 Group M.K."

    It is quite possible he remained a civilian throughout his involvement with the US armed forces: He was not a US citizen

    He once mentioned military police but I don't know if this relates to the pic below


    I have attached the front and reverse of the picture (only obscuring his initials and removing his image - he was topless so can't tell if he was ever uniformed). Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. chibobber

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    Sorry but all the uniforms look to be RAF,not American.
     
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  3. Takao

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    Agreed, you can see RAF wings on 2 of them.
     
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    Was he a liaison with (to) the RAF? Would need much more to dig deeper. Name, other photos that show him in uniform, ribbons etc.
     
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    Sound that way. No. 22 Group was a RAF training unit, if my memory is correct. But I don't recall a 75 Group.
     
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    Eagle Squadrons were manned by US volunteers, IIRC.
     
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    The 3 Eagle Squadrons were rolled into the 8th Air Force on September 29, 1942.
     
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    That's helpful in itself, thanks
     
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    Given the consensus that these are RAF uniforms, I suspect he was employed by the RAF to coordinate with US foces in some respect
     
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    Found some information that leads to RAF police training that coincides with 22 Training Group after the war. (Takao always leads the way! ) Stationed in Netheravon Airfield. I'm on a tablet and haven't figured if/how to copy links. You might try googling ww2 RAF police training and Netheravon Airfield.

    By the way, howdy to the forum Howdy.
     
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    MK Reads like Milton Keynes to me.
    Fits (South) Midlands.
     
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    A passing thought if a German speaker:
    Wavendon - Wikipedia
    "Wavendon Tower is a large country house with substantial modern additions on the edge of the village. During the Second World War it was used as a recording studio for black propaganda"

    Edit: And Bletchley in the area, of course. Though it's just as likely to be taken at a public pool or park & the RAF training area certainly fits.
     
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