The base was liberated by the USAAF who quickly occupied the place and began to reinforce the runway to receive transport planes, including DC3. The expanded and refurbished track and the new annexes (buildings and hangars) made it possible from February 1945 to accommodate a large number of aircraft. The staff were partly housed at the residence, in school buildings in Nivelles or under tents, near the aerodrome. The B75 base was also used to welcome war prisoners released and flown from the camps in Germany.
A poster for the “Canuck Cave” in “The Rendezvous Club” located at 35 rue de la Science in Brussels, circa Christmas 1944, from the collections of Arnold David Black, courtesy of Karen Black, December 2020
A 437 Squadron Dakota over Europe April 1945 (Photo from Joel Zelikovitz, December 2020)
Arnold David Black is identified as standing, back row, on far right. On the reverse side of Karen Black’s copy the names (in order) are: F.O Porter, F/O Zelicovitz, F/O Parrot, “Me” (Arnold Black), F/O Wells, F/S Chinsky, and P/O Clegg