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42-103312

P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    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

  • Robert Butler

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Momers in P-51B 42-106449 hit by flak whilst strafing. A/ C crashed near Epaignes Baled out Evaded (EVD). 6-Jun-44 MACR 5502. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Jule Conard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2.5 x kills. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Munich, climbing to 30,000ft as wingman to Maj George E Preddy reported engine difficulties and turned for base, last heard to have a dead engine in...

  • Kenneth Salvesen

    Military | First Lieutenant | P-51 Fighter Pilot/Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney | 352nd Fighter Group

  • Clifford Wilcox

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed nearZiesar in P-51 #42103312

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 5 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2017 15:07:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-103312&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 07:42:43 Lindawright01 Changes to media associations
Sources

Linda Salvesen Wright, daughter

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 06:24:39 Lindawright01 Changes to nicknames, person associations and place associations
Sources

Linda Salvesen Wright

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7440 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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