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44-14487

Coded to commemorate Gerorge E. Preddy after his death. Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron

People

  • James Crawford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Preddy

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 352nd Fighter Group
    CO 328th FS 352nd FG 4 kills (P-51D) ...

Places

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Beale AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 1944

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2018 19:34:04 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 12:40:03 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Added new aircraft and connections from :
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