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20th Medical Group

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The 20th Medical Group operated from RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England. During Desert Storm the base was designated as the Regional Evacuation Control Center. To accomplish this mission, the 20th TFW activated the contingency hospital complex to support Desert Storm. The 20th TFW accomplished major facility upgrades at RAF Bicester, RAF Little Rissington, and RAF Croughton in record time. The wing provided food, transportation and lodging requirements, as well as personnel, recreational, legal, and financial services to support 5,000 augmenting personnel and an anticipated 2,000 patients.


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The 1960's
Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1967. "Old open bay barracks re-activated in 1966. The medics occupied two of the buildings for nine months from 1966 to 1967. This was at the time of the men being transferred from Laon, France in September of 1966."

Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1967.

Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1967. "Barracks #459. Home of the medics beginning in 1967."

Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1967.

Submitted by Ken Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, 1968 - 1971. "Flight Surgeon Office Sgt George (Weevil) Boll looks at a strange medical report."

Submitted by Ken Howley, 66 TAC Hospital, 20 TAC Hospital, 1968 - 1971.

Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1967. "One of the heavy snows of the winter of 1967-68."

Submitted by George Stiffler, Upper Heyford Dental Clinic 1965 - 1967.

Submitted by George Stiffler, Sgt, 66 TAC Dental Clinic, 1965 - 1968. "Another shot of the 66 TAC Hospital and Dental Clinic winter of 1967-68."

Submitted by George Stiffler, Sgt, 66 TAC Dental Clinic, 1965 - 1967.

Submitted by George Stiffler, Sgt, 66 TAC Dental Clinic, 1965 - 1968. "Tom Tates 1955 Jaguar in front of the Medics Barracks #459 in 1967. He got 50 gallon gas rations per month compared to 10 gallons for my VW Beetle. What a gas hog!!"

Submitted by George Stiffler, Sgt, 66 TAC Dental Clinic, 1965 - 1967.


The 1970's
Submitted by James Burrell, 20th MMS, bomb crew 12, Sep 1975 - Sep 1977. USAF Hospital

This is the 10-bed facility located in building 477. A new hospital is in the planning stages.

From page 20 of the 1 March 1976 information packet submitted by James Burrell, 20th MMS, bomb crew 12, Sep 1975 - Sep 1977.


The 1980's
Submitted by John Double, MSgt, 20th CRS/Automatic Test Stations, Jul 1983 - Sep 1990. USAF Hospital Upper Heyford

This is the new 40-bed operating facility.

From the "Welcome To Britain '82 - '83" information packet submitted by John Double, 20th CRS/Automatic Test Stations, Jul 1983 - Sep 1990.


The 1990's
Submitted by . 20th Medical Group Outing - The Madrigal Ball 1993

"The picture is of many hospital staff and spouses taken in front of the ED and ambulance bay. The Madrigal Ball was held in Spring 1993. I am second from right with my wife Trish in the grey gown and headpiece."

Submitted by David S. Legarth


The 2000's
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"Inside Hospital Signs."

Photo taken 23 April 2001 by Marty Bindloss.

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USAFE Hospital Of The Year.

Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron, 1979 - 1983 and CRS 1988 to Base Closure.

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"ER Entrance."

Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron, 1979 - 1983 and CRS 1988 to Base Closure.

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"Hospital."

Submitted by Jim Bryan, Avionics Maintenance Squadron, 1979 - 1983 and CRS 1988 to Base Closure.

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"The Base Hospital."

Photo taken January 2001.

Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

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"The Hospital."

Photo taken 23 April 2001 by Marty Bindloss.

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"Near the Base Hospital."

Photo taken January 2001.

Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

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"Near the Base Hospital."

Photo taken January 2001.

Submitted by Harold Messimer through Mike Kaplan.

Views from the roof of the base Hospital
Submitted by Marty Bindloss, photos taken 28-8-2002. View 1 from Hospital roof. Photo taken by Marty Bindloss, 28-8-2002. View 2 from Hospital roof. Photo taken by Marty Bindloss, 28-8-2002. View 3 from Hospital roof. Photo taken by Marty Bindloss, 28-8-2002. View 4 from Hospital roof. Photo taken by Marty Bindloss, 28-8-2002. View 5 from Hospital roof. Photo taken by Marty Bindloss, 28-8-2002.
Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

This is not a complete representation of the 20th Medical Group, but more photos and information will be added as they are received from participating personnel.

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