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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 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


  • Alvin Chesser

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Edwards

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Came to the 352nd FG from the 487th BG


  • 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...

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 1944

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 21 July 1944

Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Chievres, Belgium 3 February 1945

Crashed on take off, Chievres/A-84, Belgium, Cat 3 damage pilot Lt William H Sanford killed in accident.


Date Contributor Update
06 January 2018 13:10:57 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 12:48:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations

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