352nd Fighter Group

Group

Object Number - UPL 14381 - Bodney, England 1945 From the Squadron history '486th Mustang Jockeys, Bodney Airfield, England - June 1945' (note also that the pilot on the...

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 assist with the airborne assault across the Rhine. The 487th Fighter Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force Squadron to be awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation, usually an award reserved to Groups. The Squadron was given the DUC for destroying 23 enemy aircraft in a single mission on 1 January 1945. Major George Preddy, the highest scoring P-51 Mustang in Eighth Air Force, flew with the 352nd Fighter Group.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Bodney 8 July 1943 - 7 February 1945

Based

Asch 23 December 1944 - 27 January 1945

Based

Bodney 13 April 1945 - 3 November 1945

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Line Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31201040
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Armorer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-799150
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 328th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group Headquarters (352nd Fighter Group)
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 328th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron

Revisions

Date17 Jun 2018 18:16:51
Contributorajgoebel
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Added Motto June 17, 2018

Date30 Dec 2017 00:54:20
ContributorPEP.1956
Date31 Mar 2015 07:23:00
ContributorLindawright01
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Linda Salvesen Wright

Date19 Mar 2015 11:42:42
Contributorrossingtonj
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Nickname and aircraft types added. Dates for Bodney added.
Source: http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/352ndfg.php

Date13 Mar 2015 15:13:14
Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
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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 / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / 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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