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
44-14785 P-51D 487 HO-B Butler Capt. Robert K Channel Belle 2nd (L) Gracie (R)
44-14790 P-51D 487 HO-Q Ross Lt. Russell H Miss Nita Named after wife Anita
44-14790 P-51D 487 HO-O Pattillo Lt. Cuthbert A "Bill" Sweet and Lovely (L&R)
44-14794 P-51D 487 HO-F Bateman Lt. James A Buzz Boy Lost 27 Nov 44 - Capt. Walter E Starck 10551
44-14801 P-51D 487 HO-L Hutson Lt. Dean M The Hawk-Eye-Owan Lost 17 April 45 - Lt. Miron C Reynolds KIA 13936
44-14807 P-51D 486 PZ-G
44-14812 P-51D 487 HO-T Halton Lt.Col. William T Slender, Tender and Tall (L&R)
44-14812 P-51D 487 HO-S White Lt. James N Socky "S" of HO-S in blue not black. a/c from Miller then to Maj. Halton as HO-T
44-14819 P-51D 487 HO-G Goebel Lt. Anthony H Genny Cloud His wife's maiden name (Genevieve Cloud) Reassigned from Greer. A/c to 357 FG post war for occupation duty.
44-14819 P-51D 487 HO-G Greer Lt. Cyrus M Lilli Marlene II Reassigned to Goebel.
44-14828 P-51D 328 PE-J
44-14845 P-51D 487 HO-R
44-14848 P-51D 487 HO-K Moats Capt. Sanford K Kay II
44-14877 P-51D 486 PZ-K Karan Lt. Alex A "Ack-Ack" Beautiful Betty a/c from Lazear - PZ-L
44-14877 P-51D 486 PZ-L Lazear Capt. Earl R Jr. "Lazy" Pennie's Earl Was PZ-A then to Karan
44-14877 P-51D 486 PZ-A Became PZ-L
44-14882 P-51D 328 PE-F Fieg Lt. Lothar Katydid
44-14882 P-51D 328 PE-F 3rd Baser the Second Lost 30 March 45 - Lt. Francis J McCarthy KIA 13470
44-14896 P-51D 328 PE-H
44-14902 P-51D 487 HO-Y
44-14906 P-51D 328 PE-P Preddy Maj. George. E Jr. "Ratsy" Cripes A' Mighty (L) Artwork of Barber's Pole (R) KIA in this a/c 25 Dec 44
44-14911 P-51D 486 PZ-I Green Lt. Col. Franklyn N "Frank" Geronimo A/C from Mason
44-14911 P-51D 486 PZ-M Mason Col. Joseph L This Is It A/C to Green
44-14955 P-51D 487 HO-I Dittmer Lt. Karl K Dopey Okie a/c from Lt. Pryer
44-14968 P-51D 328 PE-T Edelen Lt. George J Momita
44-15012 P-51D 328 PE-Z Hudson Lt. Arthur E Genie Boy Lost in this a/c 27 Nov 44 - KIA 10550
44-15031 P-51D 487 HO-C Vickery Lt. Joseph P Rattop IV
44-15037 P-51D 328 PE-I Sanford Lt. William H
44-15041 P-51D 487 HO-M Meyer Lt. Col John C "J.C." Petie 3rd Taken over by Lt. James Wood as HO-Z
44-15041 P-51D 487 HO-Z Wood Lt. James N Ricky a/c ex Petie 3rd HO-M
44-15051 P-51D 487 HO-
44-15068 P-51D 486 PZ-R Reese Capt. William H Rascal
44-15111 P-51D 328 PE-D Hurley Lt. James C Dark Eyes
44-15124 P-51D 486 PZ-A Lost 3 Feb 45 - Lt. Frederick H Powell POW 12323
44-15142 P-51D 486 PZ-P Rushman Capt. Glenn Pinky
44-15142 P-51D 486 PZ-P Miss Ginny A/C to Rushman
44-15172 P-51D 486 PZ-T Landing accident Chievres 27 Jan 45 - Lt. Clarence W Cameron
44-15273 P-51D 328 PE-Q Hill Lt. Francis R Mary Lu Landing accident Chievres 13 Mar 45 - F/O James R Petty
44-15369 P-51D 487 HO-S Miller Lt. William C Sweet Fern Named for his wife, Fern Miller. Lost 18 March 45 - Lt. Albert L Peterson POW 13415
44-15383 P-51D 487 HO-X Doleac Lt. Cyril B Maid of Orleans
44-15390 P-51D 486 PZ-K Kilgo Capt. Lee E Alabama Eve (L) Winnifred and Rosalie (R)
44-15513 P-51D 487 HO-U Waldron Lt. Karl M Jr. "Waldo" Goliath
44-15515 P-51D 486 PZ-R
44-15530 P-51D 328 PE-N Goodman Lt. Charles E Family Tie Serial also given as 44-15311
44-15611 P-51D 486 PZ-H Harker Capt. Chester V "Chet" Cile VI - Luck of the Irish a/c to Wensch
44-15611 P-51D 486 PZ-H Wensch Lt. Glenn W Diablo Artwork - Devil sticking fork into Hitler. a/c from Harker
44-15613 P-51D 487 HO-J
44-15629 P-51D 487 HO-R Rigby Lt. Alden P Eleen & Jerry Named for his wife Eleen and daughter. Lost 18 March 45 - Lt. Joe P Vickery KIA 13411
44-15701 P-51D 486 PZ-C Contos Lt. George G Lillian A/C to Stearns
44-15701 P-51D 486 PZ-C Stearns Lt. John D Delivery Boy A/C from Contos. Artwork of milk bottle behind name.