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Cluntoe

Military site : airfield

Cluntoe was built for the RAF in 1940-42, before being handed obver to the Eighth Air Force. It was used as a Combat Crew Replacement Centre for the training of crews, and was also home to the 311th Ferrying Squadron. It was closed after being handed back to the RAF, and re-opened in 1953. It was a Royal Navy reserve station from 1955-1957, before being sold and returned to agriculture and light industry. It is currently Ardboe Business Park.

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  • William Bento

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Transferred Air Transport Command

  • Arel Bye

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Transferred 466th BG.

  • John Durtsche

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Henry Eslin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group

  • Bernard Flanigan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 34th Bomb Group

  • Edgar Garneau

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber Co-Pilot/Fighter Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Robert Hoban

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group

  • Erwin Medart

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 34th Bomb Group

  • Paul Perry

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    The Paul W. Perry crew were put together at the 1st BCRD, Westover Field, Massachusetts, in early March, 1944. On 27 May, 1944, they landed at Nutts Corner, Scotland, to begin their European tour. The crew were first assigned to the 445th Bomb Group,...

  • Andrew Petrovich

    Military | Private First Class
    Petrovich was Dishonourably Discharged from the USAAF on 22 October 1943 and sentenced to 5 years hard labour for sleeping at his post at Cluntoe on 23 September 1943.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 2001)

David J. Smith, Action Stations 7: Military Airfields of Scotland, the North-east and Northern Ireland (Cambridge, 1989)

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