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Lt. William R. Preddy, 503rd FS 339th FG, Fowlmere. Younger brother of Major George E. Preddy, Jr., 328th, 487th FS 352nd FG, top scoring Mustang Ace WWII. Lt. Preddy was KIa on 17 April 1945 near Prague Czech.

IWM catalogue record

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An officer of the 352nd Fighter Group, who holds the rank of Lieutenant. Identity unknown.



  • 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...

  • Headquarters (339th Fighter Group)


  • William Preddy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Prague (unknown cause) in P-51 'Rusty' #4411623. Bill was flying wing to Captain Ray Reuter when the two chased a pair of ME262 jet fighters. Hoping to catch them as they landed, but failing, they decided to strafe...


Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 23:11:29 Dittosox Changes to caption and unit associations

Sam L. Sox, Jr., Photography Archivist 352nd FG Association Archives

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:39 AAM AAM ingest

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