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P-47 Thunderbolt



  • 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...

  • 373rd Fighter Group
  • 487th Fighter Squadron


  • Stephen Andrew

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 9 air to air kills. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest, pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 24 May 1944

Departed Woodchurch, Kent, AAF 419, FTR, Crashed Courtrai, Belgium, MACR 6485.


Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 16:52:28 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames and markings

Roger Freeman / /

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 16:51:01 Al_Skiff Changes to events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Roger Freeman / /

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:07 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 6485 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database