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Claude E Duncan


Assumed command of the 1st Bombardment Wing on 27 July 1942.
Replaced by Colonel Newton Longfellow on 21 August 1942 per 1st Bombardment Wing General Orders #5 dated 21 August 1942.


Units served with

Associated Place

  • Brampton Grange

    Military site : non-airfield
    The First Air Division HQ was established at the Grange Hotel, Brampton and very quickly became operational on 15th June 1942 under the command of Colonel Claude E Duncan; on 19th August, Brampton was officially activated as the First Bomb Wing...


Event Location Date
Born Colorado, USA 20 August 1895
Commissioned 13 March 1918
Retired 30 September 1954

Brigadier General

Died 1 December 1977


Date Contributor Update
03 June 2018 19:37:49 bombercommand Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

1st Bombardment Wing General Orders #2 dated 27 July 1942.
1st Bombardment Wing General Orders #5 dated 21 August1942.
BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942-1945 (Command and Staff Officers) by Russell Strong