IWM catalogue record
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Pilot Lieutenant-Colonel Luther H. Richmond with his aircraft, P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-R, serial number 42-8412), named "Sweetie", at Bodney air base, winter 1943 - 1944. Pin-up artwork by Alberto Vargas. 1943 - 1944. Lieutenant-Colonel Richmond flew with the 486th Fighter Squadron, 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...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Vechta on 15 Apr 44 in P-51 #437196
Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.
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...