Lieutenant, later Lieutenant Colonel, Donald S Bryan of Paicines, California. He had four aircraft assigned to him during his tour with the 352nd Fighter Group, 328th Fighter Squadron, all of which were coded PE-B and named "Little One" in honour of his petite wife Frances.
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...
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.
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...