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Lt. Alden P. Rigby's "ELEEN and JERRY", 4415629, HO-R
Take off from A-84 Chievres, Belgium, Feb. 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...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron


  • Alden Rigby

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 76 combat missions over Europe, totalling 272 combat hours. Credited with 5 kills, including downing 2 x 190's and 2 x 109's on 1-Jan-45 over his home base of Asch, Belgium/Y-29. Additionally credited 1 x...


  • 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...

  • Asch

    Military site : airfield

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield


Date Contributor Update
08 March 2017 18:11:26 groundhog1 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations