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IWM catalogue record

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

Lieutenant Colonel Eugene "Pop" Clark of the 352nd Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang (PE-Z, serial number 42-106459) nicknamed " La Riena Peg " Bodney, April 1944. Written on slide casing: '4/44 Bodney, Lt Col E Clark. PE-Z, 42106459 La Riena Peg.'

Connections

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

Aircraft

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
08 September 2014 15:29:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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