Crossing the Atlantic
The Converted South American liner SS Argentina, with about 8000 military troops aboard left the NY Harbor in convoy during the intense German U-boat campaign to destroy US Shipping and prevent aid from reaching the United Kingdom. The ship arrived safely in Scotland and the Battalion was ferried to Northern Ireland. Company ï¿½Aï¿½ troops were engaged in building Airport Communications facilities north of London for the US Air Force to accommodate the growing Air Force. The Battalion HQ was later stationed in Bristol and Taunton, England, attached to the Fifth Corps of the United States First Army.