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44-14237

P-51 Mustang

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

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

  • 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.

  • Anthony Goebel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    With the World at War, Anthony H. Goebel (age 24) felt compelled to enlist in military service and reluctantly left his young, wartime bride to join the US Army Air Corps in 1942. After qualifying to become a pilot, Flight Cadet Goebel completed two...

  • William Whisner

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Became ace in a day, shot down 5. He was credited for 15 German Planes in the air and 3 on the ground during WW II he also received 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...

  • Asch Aerodrome

    Military site : airfield

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

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
17 June 2018 02:50:49 ajgoebel Changes to nicknames and place associations
Sources

June 16, 2018

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 14:02:13 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-14237&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-14237&Submit4=Go

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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