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Bernard Alvan Flanigan




  • John Beyer

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 391st Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


Event Location Date
Born Robertsdale, PA 24 February 1921
Enlisted Harrisburg, PA 9 July 1940
Based Cluntoe 26 May 1944

assigned with his crew to the 2nd CCR&TS for combat crew training

Based Mendlesham June 1944

34th BG

Lived in Huntingdon, PA 1950

1225 Mifflin Street

Died McVeytown, PA 26 February 2006


Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 22:04:31 466thHistorian Changes to media associations

SO#142, HQ AAF Station 238, 26 May 1944

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 22:03:46 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events and place associations
Special Orders #142 - HQ AAF Station 238 - 26 May 1944

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:27 AAM AAM ingest

1996 34th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia