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487th Fighter Squadron

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  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

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    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...

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Based Bodney

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  • Fred Allison

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. 118 combat missions flown from mid 1943 to Oct-44. Credited 9 aerial kills. Transferred to 496FTG. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Jimmie Andrews

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to Base Air Depot 2, 8AF USAAF.

  • George Arnold

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.

  • Joseph Ayers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) at Luisendorf in P-51B 'Helen of Troy III' 42-106901 MACR 9237. Awards: PH.

  • Harry Barnes

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 352nd Fighter Group
    487th FS 352nd FG 2.5 kills MIA/Evaded Aug 13, 1944 MACR 7601

  • Albert Barrows

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer | 352nd Fighter Group
    Played on the reigning championship dart team of England. They were champs for two years until play was discontinued at beginning of war. They resumed playing locally in Cambridge. ...

  • James Bateman

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD. ...

  • Edmund Beck

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Became a pediatrician in civilian life.

  • John Bennett

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Primary Flight training - King City AAF, California. Basic Flight training - Chico, California. Advanced Flight training - Luke Field, Arizona. Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 2 Tours of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Robert Berkshire

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Crash landed at RAF sation Manston, Kent on 11-Mar-44 in P-47D 42-67748 and was injured. Returned to Duty (RTD). Crashed near Noyon on 27-Jun-44 in P-51 43-7167 Evaded (EVD). Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:31:23 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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