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Bodney take-off, "Chub A Luk" (with barber pole on right side) PE-B 44-63179 appears in front.



  • 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...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron
  • 487th Fighter Squadron


  • Richard Funk

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Crew Chief "Miss GENNY CLOUD"

  • Anthony Goebel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    With the World at War, Anthony H. Goebel (age 24) felt compelled to enlist in military service and reluctantly left his young, wartime bride to join the US Army Air Corps in 1942. After qualifying to become a pilot, Flight Cadet Goebel completed two...

  • Joseph Zoppi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief of "Miss GENNY CLOUD"
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 44-14819 "Miss GENNY CLOUD"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Flow in combat by Anthony H. Goebel. Crew chief: S/Sgt. Joe R. Zoppi, Asst. Crew Chief: Sgt. Richard L. Funk

  • 44-63179 'Chub A Luk'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.


  • 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
03 July 2018 11:38:27 ajgoebel Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Added info.

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2018 07:04:40 ajgoebel Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

June 15th, 2018