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Charles Tuttle (circled) and other aircraft engineers of Base Air Depot 2 with a B-24 Liberator at Warton,



  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...


  • Charles Tuttle

    Military | Private First Class | Aircraft Mechanic, Sheet Metal Worker
    Arrived in the UK on 19 October 1943 and served with the 434th Quartermaster Platoon. Based near Blackpool, Lancashire and witnessed the Freckleton Air Disaster on 23 August 1944. ...


  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...


Date Contributor Update
11 January 2019 14:31:09 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Image courtesy of Daniel Tuttle Murray, Grandson of Charles Tuttle, and Matt Whittle