352nd Fighter Group

The Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney

Station

Bodney 8 July 1943 to 3 November 1945
(Asche & Chievres between 23 Dec. ’44 & 13 Apr. ’45)

Station Callsigns

Speedboat (Beachhouse from April 1945)

Group Callsigns

Hatfield to 22 April ’44 then:
Topsy (A Group) (Packload from April ’45)
Bearskin (B Group)
Cloister (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group

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328th Fighter Squad

Code:
PE
Callsign:
  • Turndown to 22 April '44 then:
  • Ditto (A Group)
  • Tarmac (B Group)

486th Fighter Squadron

Code:
PZ
Callsign:
  • Handspun to 22 April '44 then:
  • Angus (A Group)
  • Rocket (B Group)

487th Fighter Squadron

Code:
HO
Callsign:
  • Crownprince to 22 April '44 then:
  • Transport (A Group)
  • Vicar (B Group)

Total Records: 527

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
42-106864 P-51B 486 PZ-F French Lt. David J
42-106868 P-51B 328 PE-P Phillips Lt. Raymond G Hildegarde Lost 9 June 44 - Lt. Richard Pratt 5558
42-106872 P-51B 328 PE-T Thornell Lt. John F Jr. "Direct Line" Patty Ann II Named for his niece. Lost 12 Sept 44 - Lt. Joseph A Broadwater KIA 8659
42-106872 P-51B 328 PE-T Landing accident Bodney 4 Aug 44 - Capt. DeWayne J Maxwell
42-106901 P-51B 487 HO-J Palmer Lt. Clarence J Helen of Troy 3rd (L) Willa May (R) Lost 23 Sept 44 - Lt. Joseph B Ayers KIA 9237
42-106914 P-51B 328 PE-P Powell Lt. Robert H Jr. The West by Gawd Virginian (R) Take off accident Bodney 18 July 44 due to engine fire - Lt. Powell uninjured
43- P-51B 486 PZ-R Reese Capt. William H
43-24788 P-51B 328 PE-I Briggs Lt. Earl W Claire G Lost 21 July 44- Lt. James C Lanter KIA 6840
43-24801 P-51B 328 PE-J Coleman Capt. John B Jr. Lost 8 June 44 - Lt. John Campbell KIA 5554
43-24807 P-51B 487 HO-X Starck Capt. Walter E "Wally, Blouse" Starck Mad (L) Even Stevens (R) Even Stevens is for c.c. Keith Stevens
43-24845 P-51B 487 HO-R Lost 7 June 44 - Lt. Robert L Hall KIA 5501
43-6436 P-51B 486 PZ-B Higgins Capt. Donald H Bayou Baby Landing accident Bodney 23 June 44 - Lt. David M Reichman
43-6439 P-51B 487 HO-J Palmer Lt. Clarence J Helen of Troy 2nd
43-6454 P-51B 487 HO-O Sears Capt. Alexander F
43-6500 P-51B 486 PZ-S Karl Lt. Bernard A/c from Miles
43-6500 P-51B 486 PZ-S Miles Lt. Stanley G
43-6503 P-51B 487 HO-T McMahan Capt. Ernest B Honey Baby To 496 FTG 555 FTS
43-6506 P-51B 487 HO-Y Bennett Maj. John R Sharkmouth on nose
43-6509 P-51B 486 PZ-H Harker Capt. Chester V "Chet" Cile II / Luck of the Irish a/c to Leibfarth as PZ-Lbar
43-6509 P-51B 486 PZ-L Leibfarth Lt. Russell "Russ" Old Reliable a/c from Harker
43-6569 P-51B 486 PZ- Lost in crash landing Bodney 4 Mar 44 - Lt. Martin E Corcoran
43-6578 P-51B 486 PZ-P Cutler Capt. Frank A Soldier's Vote
43-6593 P-51B 487 HO-U Berkshire Lt. Robert H Jr. Brutal Lulu
43-6593 P-51B 487 HO-D Draftz Capt. Robert C To 78 F/G as w/w Trainer for transition from P-47s
43-6658 P-51B 487 HO-F Fowler Lt. William E "Flaps" Sweet 'N' Hot (L) My Doris (R)
43-6685 P-51B 486 PZ-F Frascotti Lt. Robert C "Scotty" Umbriago Killed in this a/c 6 June 44 - take-off accident. Name is Italian for "drunk" (Durante's catchphrase)
43-6704 P-51B 486 PZ-H Heller Capt. Edwin L Hell-er-Bust a/c left in North Africa on shuttle mission
43-6707 P-51B 487 HO-I Jesup Lt. Nelson R Peanuts a/c from McEntire. Lost 25 Sept 44 - Lt. Evan J Evans POW 9233
43-6707 P-51B 487 HO-I McEntire Lt. David W a/c to Jessup
43-6731 P-51B 486 PZ-E Meyer Lt. Earl J Bonnie Lee
43-6736 P-51B 486 PZ-N Northrop Lt. Leo W Donna Dae IV
43-6736 P-51B 486 PZ-V Vitek Lt. Lumir J The Little Ogre
43-6751 P-51B 487 HO-B Barnes Lt. Harry
43-6754 P-51B 487 HO-H Hamilton Capt. Ralph W "Ham" Frances B Too!
43-6754 P-51B 487 HO-K
43-6776 P-51B 486 PZ-M Markle Lt. Donald J From Mason - Lost in this a/c 10 June 44 - KIA 5550
43-6776 P-51B 486 PZ-M Mason Col. Joseph L This Is It a/c taken over by Lt. Markle
43-6805 P-51B 487 HO-C Davis Capt. Clayton E "Ozzy" Marjorie II Lost 24 May 44 - Lt. James D Hannon POW 5098
43-6850 P-51B 486 PZ-F Fahrenwald Lt. Theodore P "Ted" The Joker Artwork of Joker over name. Lost 8 May 44 John B Worcester KIFA
43-6864 P-51B 486 PZ-T Colby Capt. Thomas W "Tom" Li'l Evey
43-6864 P-51B 486 PZ-F French Lt. David J Lost in this a/c 8 Aug 44 - POW 7439
43-6865 P-51B 486 PZ-X Gerst Lt. Joseph L Smoky Joe Became PZ-M - Lt. Mundell
43-6865 P-51B 486 PZ-M Mundell Lt. Earl L Jr. From Gerst then to Stover
43-6865 P-51B 486 PZ-M Stover Lt. Merton J "Smoky" From Mundell
43-6868 P-51B 487 HO-L Bielok Lt. Adolph Lost in this a/c 28 June 44 KIA 8673
43-6894 P-51B 328 PE-B Bryan Maj. Donald S "Don" Little One II Name never painted on - Later became PE-O
43-6894 P-51B 328 PE-O Take off accident Bodney 22 Sept 44 due to engine fire - Lt. James C Hurley uninjured
43-6902 P-51B 487 HO-A Arnold Lt. Guy C Babylon Panther Lost 25 June 44 - Lt. William W Drisko- Evaded 6248
43-6906 P-51B 328 PE-M McCarthy Lt. Lawrence E "Larry" Pattie III Lost 31 July 44 - Lt. Richard H Casper details unknown 6842
43-6912 P-51B 487 HO-M Moran Lt. Glennon T "Bubbles"