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Hugh Bodiford

Military

2 air plus 3 ground kills.
flew F-80s in Europe 1948-49.
Flew 100 missions during Korean War with 39th FIS in F-51Ds 1950-1951.

Service

Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron
  • 350th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Alabama, USA 24 April 1924
Lived in Montgomery County, AL, USA February 1943
Enlisted Miami Beach, FL, USA 1 February 1943
Promoted from Second Lieutenant to First Lieutenant 27 December 1944
Promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain 26 May 1945
Transferred to 350th Fighter Squadron of the 353rd Fighter Group 6 July 1945
Died 15 July 1980
Buried

Plot: Sec: 59, Site: 1622

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2017 09:21:16 Lucy May Changes to service number and events
Sources

Added back into the record, Bodiford's service number when newly enlisted which was '14192743' and restored events to biographical section using Al Skiff's sources:
https://www.fold3.com/page/90514456_hugh_bodiford/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49124682

Also restored Ted Damick's information to the record.

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2017 02:55:51 fugari Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and media associations
Sources

cook

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2016 13:44:37 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/90514456_hugh_bodiford/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/628593032_hugh_bodiford%20%20(1924)/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49124682

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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