Nutts Corner Airfield in Co. Antrim became a Royal Air Force base during the Second World War. It also operated as a transport hub for American military planes.
Nutts Corner Airfield served as a transport hub throughout the Second World War for the United States Army Air Force. Not all planes bound for the Co. Antrim base reached their destination.
1st June 1944
On 1st June 1944, Boeing B-17 #42-97862 en-route from Gander, Newfoundland crashed on the slopes of Cave Hill, Belfast killing 10 of the crew members onboard.
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