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Pilots of the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, in front of P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-R, serial number 42-8412), named "Sweetie" at Bodney air base in March 1944. Left to right, top row: Lieutenant Woodrow W. Anderson, Lieutenant Stanley G. Miles, Lieutenant Frank A. Cutler, Lieutenant Martin E. Corcoran, Lieutenant Donald Y. Whinnem. Left to right, middle row: Lieutenant-Colonel Luther H. Richmond, Captain Stephen W. Andrew, Lieutenant Thomas W. Colby, Lieutenant Henry J. Miklajyck, Captain Edward J. Gignac, Lieutenant Alfred L. Marshall, Lieutenant Alton J. Wallace, Lieutenant Robert C. Frascotti, Lieutenant Donald H. Higgins, Major Willie O. Jackson. Left to right, front row: Lieutenant Lloyd A. Rauk, Lieutenant Warren H. Brashear, Captain Franklyn N. Green, Lieutenant Donald W. McKibben, Lieutenant Theodore P. Fahrenwald, Lieutenant Robert C. MacKean, Lieutenant Edwin L. Heller, Lieutenant Joseph L. Gerst.
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 | Captain | Fighter Pilot
Woodrow Anderson entered service from Texas and served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group transferring to the 352nd Fighter Group. He Failed to Return (FTR) from a bomber escort to Dessau. Bounced by three Bf109's near Leipzig and shot down in P...
Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 9 air to air kills. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest, pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained initially at Kelly Field, San Antonio, Soloed at Sparton School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, OK. Basic flight training ended OK. Served in England, France and Germany assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. One of first...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1055 Single Engine
P-51K s/n 44-11654 PZ+T "Lil Evey"
Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
Engine failure on landing forced a crash landing on 4 Mar 1944 in P-51B #43-6569. RTD.
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Grimmen, Germany in P-51 #42106483.
Military | First Lieutenant
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
Killed in Action (KIA) on D Day when he hit the control tower on take off from Bodney. Earlier, 5 November 1943, returning from combat mission.
Military | Second Lieutenant
Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
Edward Gignac was one of the top ski jumpers in the country pre-war, and had lived in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He attended Kimball Union Academy and Middlebury College, both in skiing scholarships. Enlisting in the Air Corps in April 1941, he served in...
Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.
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...
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