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
43-6929 P-51B 487 HO-X Starck Capt. Walter E "Wally, Blouse" Starck Mad (L) Even Stevens (R)
43-6929 P-51B 487 HO-Y Lost 12 May 44 - Lt. Alfred P Howard Jr. POW 4696
43-6934 P-51B 328 PE-H White Capt. Henry "Hank" W Dallas Darling
43-6958 P-51B 487 HO-N Heyer Lt. Sheldon N Sweetie Face
43-6988 P-51B 328 PE-F Fieg Lt. Lothar Denali
43-6988 P-51B 328 PE-Q Lost 8 June 44 - Lt. Harry L Miller Jr. KIA 5551
43-7000 P-51B 486 PZ-A Anderson Capt. Woodrow W "Woody" "Clyde" Later became PZ-G - Lt. Griffith
43-7000 P-51B 486 PZ-G Griffiths Lt. Charles E Marj Named after girlfriend Marjorie Palmquist, control tower operator at NAS Pensacola. From PZ-A - Anderson
43-7022 P-51B 486 PZ-W Wallace Capt. Alton J "Al" Little Rebel
43-7031 P-51B 486 PZ-Q Marshall Lt. Alfred L Sweet Chariot Lost inthis a/c 11 April 44 KIA 3753
43-7094 P-51B 487 HO-K Kessler Lt. John P Became HO-S
43-7094 P-51B 487 HO-S Pickering Lt. Malcolm C Gracie (L) Josephine / Hedi (R) Lost 23 September 44 - Lt. Phanor B Waters KIA 9234
43-7096 P-51B 487 HO-E Edwards Lt.Col. John C Barbara M Lost 6 June 44 - Lt. Robert G O'Nan POW 5500
43-7105 P-51B 487 HO-G Kopecky Lt. George Lost in this a/c 8 May 44 - POW 4546
43-7139 P-51B 487 HO-E Ellison Capt. Charles E
43-7139 P-51B 487 HO-G Greer Lt. Cyrus M Lilli Marlene Lost 4 Oct 44 -Lt. James H Forga Jr. KIA 9250
43-7145 P-51B 487 HO-Z Luksic Lt. Carl J Elly's Lucky Boy (not painted on)
43-7146 P-51B 328 PE-V Dubay Lt. Elmo Buster Lost 19 July 44 - Lt. William D Wilson POW 6841
43-7153 P-51B 486 PZ-R Bundy Lt. Lincoln D Lost in this a/c 10 June 44 - evaded and helped by Maquis. Was captured, along with British SAS troops, and executed with them by the SS on 7 July 1944. 5552
43-7160 P-51B 487 HO-N Nutter Capt. Marion J Marjorie (L) Margie (R) Lost in MAC 18 June 44 - Lt. David W McEntire bailed safely.
43-7165 P-51B 328 PE-K Galiga Lt. John W Lady Lynn Lost in this a/c 18 July 44 - KIA 6783
43-7166 P-51B 487 HO-V Meroney Capt. Virgil K Sweet Louise II Lost in this a/c 8 April 44 POW 3622
43-7167 P-51B 487 HO-D Donahue Capt. Duncan R Gusilier III Lost 27 June 44 - Lt. Robert H Berkshire - Evaded 6250
43-7174 P-51B 328 PE-T Brookins Lt. Richard C Duchess
43-7174 P-51B 328 PE-D Brookins Lt. Richard C Duchess V
43-7174 P-51B 328 PE-X Mayden Lt. Col James D Lost 9 June 44 - Capt. Robert H Sharp KIA 5553
43-7185 P-51B 486 PZ-G Gignac Maj. Edward J "Pappy" Gigs-Up II (L&R) a/c to Lt. Karl
43-7185 P-51B 486 PZ-K Karl Lt. Bernard H Joe & Bell
43-7192 P-51B 487 HO-R Ross Lt. Robert I "Iron Man" Lost in this a/c 15 April 44 KIA 3901
43-7196 P-51B 486 PZ-R Richmond Lt. Col. Luther H Sweetie II Lost in this a/c 15 April 44 POW 4066
43-7198 P-51B 486 PZ-Z MacKean Capt. Robert G Lost in this a/c 24 April 44 - KIA 4312
43-7200 P-51B 328 PE-J Coleman Capt. John B Jr.
42-103283 P-51C 486 PZ-Y McKibben Lt. Donald W Ground looped Bodney 21 Nov 44 - Lt. George G Contos
42-103290 P-51C 328 PE- Lost 28 April 44 - Lt. James L Laing POW 4414
42-103310 P-51C 487 HO- Lost 9 May 1944 - Lt. Jule V Conrad bailed out due to MAC with 42-106502 - Lt. Ernest B McMahan killed
42-103312 P-51C 487 HO-V Butler Capt. Robert K Channel Belle
42-103312 P-51C 487 HO-C Lost 5 Aug 44 - Lt. Clifford R Wilcox KIA 7440
42-103316 P-51C 328 PE-L
42-103316 P-51C HQ PZ- Lost 21 May 44 - Lt.Col. Eugene L Clark KIA 4988
42-103320 P-51C 487 HO-M Littge Capt. Raymond H Silver Dollar a/c from Moran. Name stated in letter home but no photos exist
42-103320 P-51C 487 HO-M Moran Lt. Glennon T "Bubbles" Little Ann (R) a/c to Ray Littge
42-103320 P-51C 487 HO-X
42-103336 P-51C 486 PZ-F Fahrenwald Lt. Theodore P "Ted" The Joker Lost in this a/c 8 June 44 - Evaded 5555
42-103341 P-51C 487 HO-C Conard Lt. Jule V Spirit of Lufbery Lost 7 June 44 - Lt. William C Mulvey KIFA
42-103747 P-51C 328 PE-W Lost 21 July 43 - Capt. Elmo B Dubay bailed out safely.
42-103758 P-51C 487 HO-Z Wood Lt. James N The Fox
42-103782 P-51C 487 HO-Z w/w
42-103787 P-51C 328 PE-J Lost 6 Aug 44 - Lt. Walter Gehrke KIA 7441
42-103789 P-51C 328 PE-X Mayden Lt. Col James D Straw Boss Lost 25 Aug 44 - Lt. Richard F Semon bailed safely.
42-103789 P-51C 328 PE-I