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  • 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...

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Based Bodney



  • Richard Brookins

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Flew two tours as combat pilot, shot down twice and had to bail out a total of three times. Flew Spitfires, P-47’s and P-51’s, and always named his planes “The Duchess". Credited 4.25 destroyed [1.25 x Air, 3 x Ground]. On climb out for an operational...

  • Hayes Button

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission in P-47 42-8483 crashed near Dunkirk 30-Dec-43 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1864. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Clark

    Military | Colonel | Pilot, Deputy Commanding Officer | 352nd Fighter Group
    Lieutenant Colonel 'Pop' Clark served as a pilot with the 352nd Fighter Group. ...

  • Donald Dilling

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 352nd Fighter Group

  • Cyril Doleac

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group

  • John Edwards

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 352nd Fighter Group

  • Theodore Fahrenwald

    Military | First Lieutenant | 352nd Fighter Group

  • Richard Gates

    Military | First Lieutenant | 352nd Fighter Group

  • Edwin Heller

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Edwin Heller was born in Philadelphia in 1918. He entered the service in February 1942 and graduated from flying school 12 months later. After transitioning to P-47s he joined the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, at Republic Field, Long...

  • Nathan Hylan

    Military | Major | Passenger | 352nd Fighter Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on a local training flight, an explosion in B-24J #42-100001 'Drawers' caused smoke to fill the cabin and crew was ordered to bale out. Killed in Action (KIA).

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  • 42-103316

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106661 'Hot Stuff'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 7-Jun-44. Hit by flak near Le Merlerault, France and exploded. Pilot Maj Edward J Gignac Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5556.




Date Contributor Update
11 November 2016 17:05:22 WD-C Mustang Changes to type and person associations

Merged info from duplicate entry

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 AAM AAM ingest

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)