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IWM catalogue record

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Second Lieutenant William T. Whisner of the 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, which was stationed at Bodney air base between July 1943 and November 1945. 1 January 1944.

Connections

Units

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    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

People

  • William Whisner

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Became ace in a day, shot down 5. He was credited for 15 German Planes in the air and 3 on the ground during WW II he also received partial credit for a 16th kill in the air He was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 15.50 + 5.5 in Korea ...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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