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Lieutenant Donald S Bryan sits on the cowling of his P-47D-1-RE serial number 42-8381, coded PE-B and named “Little One” in honour of his wife Frances who was petite.



  • 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...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron


  • Donald Bryan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Don S Bryan served as pilot with the 352nd Fighter Group. He became an ace in one day with 6 air victories. ...



  • 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
08 June 2015 19:51:20 Pyker Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Created entry to supplement data on 42-8381 and show previous assignment.