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P-51 D-5-NA , 44-13530 , " MILLIE " HO-A of the 487th FS assigned to Lt. Kenneth F Wittekiend. Assigned to two other pilots. 1st Lt George C. Arnold named " BABYLON PANTHER ". Then Capt Duerr N Schuh named " DUTCHESS ". Duerr Schuh became ace with 5 air victories including three Messerschmitt Bf 109 shot down on 26 December 1944.



  • 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

    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


  • George Arnold

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

  • Duerr Schuh

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Duerr H. Schuh joined the 487th Fighter Squadron in July 1944, flying 71 missions and 281 combat hours. He was transferred to Asch, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. ...

  • Kenneth Wittekiend

    Military | Second Lieutenant


  • 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...


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15 February 2015 13:55:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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