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Bodney, England 1945

From the Squadron history '486th Mustang Jockeys, Bodney Airfield, England - June 1945'
(note also that the pilot on the far right (as you look at the photo) has been cut out of this version)



  • 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...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron


  • Kenneth Salvesen

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


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 21:47:23 ------- Changes to caption and unit associations

486th Fighter Squadron History (Soham-Wherry Press, Norwich, 1945), p.19

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 07:18:36 Lindawright01 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Linda Salvesen Wright, daughter