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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Colonel Joseph Mason of the 352nd Fighter Group with ground crewmen working on a P-47 Thunderbolt at Bodney, April 1944. Written on slide casing: 'Bodney 4/44 Lt Col Joe Mason.'



  • 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...


  • Joseph Mason

    Military | Colonel
    MOS 945 =Photography Laboratory Technician


  • 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 September 2014 15:29:58 AAM AAM ingest

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