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328th Fighter Squadron

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  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    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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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Bodney

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People

  • Earl Abbott

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 89FS, 80FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 322FS, 326FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan...

  • LeRoy Allain

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission, hit by flak strafing targets of opportunity, crashed at Royville in P-51B 42-106460. Baled out. ...

  • William Alm

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in P-47D 42-22531 352FG/328FS. The aircraft either had mechanical failure or the pilot was suffering from Anoxia and crashed into the English Channel 50 miles east of the Blackwater Estuary, UK. 1 KIA MACR 562.

  • William Altenpohl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Manuel Arruda

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Medic | 352nd Fighter Group
    England 2. 5 years; Belgium

  • 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.

  • Charles Bennette

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills [Air]. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

  • Jack Blanchard

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Nijmegen hit by light, but intense and accurate flak, abandoned A/C P-51D 44-13996 near Gennep, Holland 23-Sep-44 Evaded (EVD). MACR 9158. ...

  • Hriar Boshnakian

    Military | First Lieutenant | Ground Crew | 352nd Fighter Group
    Served as B-17/ P-47/ P-51 A/C mechanic during WWII in Europe & England. Stationed in Austin, TX during Korean War (Bengstrom AFB) as Assistant. Base Adjudant. Was recalled from reserve unit. Battle Stars (6)/ ET/ AO/ PUC/ VM/ AT

  • Earle Briggs

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 310FRS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-103290

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-103787

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106460 'Jean Louise'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission, hit by flak strafing targets of opportunity, crashed at Royville. Pilot Lt Leroy J Allain Jr baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). 13-Aug-44. MACR 7603.

  • 42-106624

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106668

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106827

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106872 'Pattie Ann II'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Berlin, shot down in melee with Fw190's 12-Sep-44 - Lt Joseph A Broadwater KIA MACR 8659.

  • 42-22531

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-2-RA 42-22531 was assigned to the 352FG/328FS at Bodney, UK On 14-Sep-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT William H. Alm, crashed into the English Channel upon return from a fighter sweep of the Knokke/Calaise area. Cause not determined. Possibly a...

  • 42-8419

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:11:45 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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