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Buck posing with his P-51 mustang 44-13737 "Little Rebel"



  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Charles Pattillo

    Military | Lieutenant General | Fighter Pilot
    He and his twin brother Cuthbert 'Bill' flew with the same group.

  • Cuthbert Pattillo

    Military | General | Pilot
    In November 1942, Pattillo together with his twin brother enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces, later completing the aviation cadet program and receiving his pilot wings and commission as a second lieutenant at Marianna, Fla., in March 1944. He and his...



  • 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


Date Contributor Update
15 June 2018 20:21:21 ajgoebel Changes to collection


Date Contributor Update
15 June 2018 16:51:51 ajgoebel Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

June 15th, 2018