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Flight Line, Bodney Airfield, England, Spring of 1945.
Group of 486FS, 352FG, 8AF Mustangs being refuelled, nearest aircraft is P-51B 43-7153 'Rauk-et' 1st Lt Lloyd A Rauk's ship and was lost with 2nd Lt Lincoln D Bundy on 10-Jun-44.



  • 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...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron



  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
25 May 2021 03:04:55 johnmarzy Changes to caption and place associations

Angus 486th Fighter Squadron book 1945

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2017 19:27:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

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