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44-14237

P-51 Mustang

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

Service

Units

  • 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
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • William Cheney

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 317FS, 325FG, 15AF USAAF. Transferred to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

  • William Whisner

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Became ace in a day, shot down 5. He was credited for 15 German Plaanes in the air and 3 on the ground during WW II he also receivved partial credit for a 16th kill in the air He was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 15.50 + 5.5 in Korea

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 California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 1944

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

Crashed Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 18 June 1945

Landing Accident Bodney/Sta 141 Cat 3 damage Capt William B Cheney Jr, 18-Jun-45.

P-51D 44-14237 - 487FS 352FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 14:02:13 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 13:53:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
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