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42-8432

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt George C Arnold.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

  • George Arnold

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.

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 Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 1944

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2016 13:14:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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