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P-51 Mustang



  • 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...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron


  • Robert Butler

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Momers in P-51B 42-106449 hit by flak whilst strafing. A/ C crashed near Epaignes Baled out Evaded (EVD). 6-Jun-44 MACR 5502. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Jule Conard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2.5 x kills. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Munich, climbing to 30,000ft as wingman to Maj George E Preddy reported engine difficulties and turned for base, last heard to have a dead engine in...

  • Kenneth Salvesen

    Military | First Lieutenant | P-51 Fighter Pilot/Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney | 352nd Fighter Group

  • Clifford Wilcox

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed nearZiesar in P-51 #42103312


  • 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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 5 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
28 August 2017 15:07:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, unit associations and person associations

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 07:42:43 Lindawright01 Changes to media associations

Linda Salvesen Wright, daughter

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 06:24:39 Lindawright01 Changes to nicknames, person associations and place associations

Linda Salvesen Wright

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest

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