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Lieutenant-Colonel John C. "J.C." Meyer, ace pilot of the 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, which was stationed at Bodney air base between July 1943 and November 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


  • John Meyer

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    John C Meyer became an Aviation Cadet and enlisted shortly after in 1939. By 1940 he had been promoted to Second-Lieutenant and was training pilots at Randolph Field, Texas. After received his orders in September 1942 he reported to the 352nd Fighter...


  • 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
08 September 2014 15:23:14 AAM AAM ingest

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