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William F Altenpohl


Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1922
Enlisted Miami Beach, FL, USA 24 February 1943
Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 1945 – 21 July 1945

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 27 February 1945

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 21 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Lived in Montgomery County, PA, USA


Date Contributor Update
08 July 2016 18:10:59 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:58 AAM AAM ingest

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