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Clark Gable with Lt. Colonel "Pop" Clark of the 352nd Fighter Group. Blue Nose Bastard of Bodney. Pop Clark was shot down on his 94th mission May 1944 and interned at Luft Stalag III. Liberated April 1945. Stayed in the Air Force and retired full Colonel in 1961.

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Units

  • 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...

People

  • Eugene Clark

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot, Deputy Commanding Officer
    Lieutenant Colonel 'Pop' Clark served as a pilot with the 352nd Fighter Group. ...

  • Clark Gable

    Military | Major | Cameraman, Gunner, Actor
    Clark Gable flew 5 missions as Captain filming 50,000 ft of gunnery combat during 1943. He received the Air Medal for his service. 1 mission was flown with the 303rd BG. The rest were with the 351st BG in different aircraft. The film was named 'Combat...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2015 23:23:20 WSOBrugby Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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