Cluntoe

Airfield

Object Number - UPL 15980 - Crew #549/472 Paul W. Perry Crew 466th BG - 785th and 74th Bomb Squadrons Standing Left to Right: William Bento (R/O), Paul W. Perry (P),...

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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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11111293
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17143455
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 735th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35048905
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron 857th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35225627
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 391st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-698876
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:16
ContributorAAM
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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