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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.




  • 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.

  • Edward Conway

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • John Durtsche

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

  • Henry Eslin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group

  • Stephen Fecho

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th 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
    February 1945-April 1945; former bomber pilot.

  • Wallace Habenicht

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Frank Hanzalik

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

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

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)