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
42-7997 P-47D 328 PE-P Phillips Lt. Raymond G Hildegarde
42-7997 P-47D 328 PE-P McCarthy Lt. Lawrence E "Larry" Patty II
42-8004 P-47D 487 HO-W Gee Lt. Langhorn S Gee Whiz a/c shared by Lt.Gee & Lt Whisner - hence a/c name. Named Beverley per Morris
42-8004 P-47D 487 HO-W Whisner Capt. William T "Bill"
42-8007 P-47D 487 HO-J Palmer Lt. Clarence J Helen of Troy
42-8008 P-47D 486 PZ- Lost in take off accident Bodney 21 July 43 - Maj. Donald H Higgins
42-8057 P-47D 328 PE-O Zellner Lt. Edmund
42-8377 P-47D 486 PZ-W Wallace Capt. Alton J "Al" Little Rebel Serial given incorrectly as 42-8477 in AW2
42-8380 P-47D 328 PE-C
42-8381 P-47D 328 PE-B Bryan Maj. Donald S "Don" Little One Named after petite wife
42-8382 P-47D 487 HO-J Palmer Lt. Clarence J Helen of Troy
42-8384 P-47D 328 PE-O Phillips Lt. Raymond G Hildegarde
42-8391 P-47D 487 HO-Y Bennett Maj. John R
42-8400 P-47D 487 HO-W Whisner Capt. William T "Bill" Beverly
42-8411 P-47D 486 PZ- Lost 30 Nov 43 - Lt. Robert M Brown KIA 1434
42-8412 P-47D 486 PZ-R Richmond Lt. Col. Luther H Sweetie Artwork - Vargas girl
42-8419 P-47D 328 PE-X Hendrian Capt. William Blondie Named after wife. a/c lost 8 Feb 44 - Lt. Harold C Nussman KIA 2153
42-8421 P-47D 487 HO-Y Bennett Maj. John R Ditched 29 Jan 44
42-8424 P-47D 328 PE-S Schwenke Lt. William D Jr. Kathie + artwork by Milton Caniff of girl on a/c in flight Lost in this a/c 11 March 44 KIA 3053
42-8431 P-47D 487 HO-I McEntire Lt. David W Amelia Christine
42-8432 P-47D 487 HO-A Arnold Lt. George C Babylon Panther
42-8434 P-47D 328 PE-V Yochim Lt. Frederick A "Pappy" Desiree Y From 487th FS. Named for wife. Lost in this a/c 9 April 44 POW. 3623
42-8434 P-47D 487 HO-U Berkshire Lt. Robert H Jr. From 355th FG. "Miss Behave" artwork removed on Lt.Col. Mayer's order as being "too provocative". Transferred to 328th FS as PE-V.
42-8435 P-47D 328 PE-A Abbott Maj. Earl L Sandra Lee
42-8436 P-47D 328 PE-Y
42-8437 P-47D 328 PE-G Stewart Col. Everett W "Ev, Stew"" Sunny IV
42-8439 P-47D 328 PE-T Halton Lt.Col. William T Slender, Tender and Tall Bugs Bunny on left Cowl
42-8439 P-47D 328 PE-T Thornell Lt. John F Jr. "Direct Line" Patty Ann (L&R) Named for his niece. Serial shown as 42-8939 in AW & AW2
42-8447 P-47D 487 HO-S Dilling Capt. Donald K Queen City Mama Map of Ohio left fuselage - lost in this a/c 30 Dec 44 - Evaded - a/c recovered & flown by Germans 1863
42-8452 P-47D 486 PZ-J Jackson Maj. Willie O Jr. "WillieO"
42-8454 P-47D 487 HO-D Donaldson Maj. I. B. "Jack" Maureen
42-8454 P-47D 328 PE-D
42-8456 P-47D 328 PE-F Fieg Capt. Lothar Denali
42-8457 P-47D 487 HO-H
42-8459 P-47D 486 PZ-E Meyer Lt. Earl J Bonnie Lee Artwork- girl walking bulldog
42-8460 P-47D 486 PZ-D Cunningham Lt. Murdoch R "Scotty" The Flying Scot! Artwork of train under the name. To 353 FG as LH-Z
42-8466 P-47D 486 PZ-M Mason Col. Joseph L Gena "This Is It" (L&R) Artwork both sides of lion on cloud. Belly landed 2 Feb 44 - Lt. Donnald Y Whinnem
42-8473 P-47D 487 HO-V Meroney Capt. Virgil K Sweet Louise (L) Mrs Josephine / Hedy (R) His wife((L) c.c.girlfriend / a.c.c.wife(R)
42-8474 P-47D 487 HO-E Edwards Lt.Col. John C Barbara M
42-8481 P-47D 487 HO-U Abbott Maj. Earl L
42-8481 P-47D 328 PE-L Lund Maj. Harold Muriel V
42-8483 P-47D 487 HO-B Button Capt. Hayes D Lost in this a/c 30 Dec 43 - POW 1864
42-8486 P-47D 328 PE-Y Long Lt. Marion V Helen
42-8490 P-47D 486 PZ-S Miles Lt. Stanley G Bundle of Joy Artwork - Nude standing over name
42-8491 P-47D 486 PZ-N Northrop Lt. Leo W Donna Dae III Named after movie star. Transfered to 356 F/G
42-8493 P-47D 328 PE-E
42-8500 P-47D 487 HO-P Preddy Maj. George. E Jr. "Ratsy" Cripes A' Mighty
42-8508 P-47D 328 PE-Z Clark Lt.Col. Eugene "Pop" Panama Papacito
42-8509 P-47D 328 PE-I
42-8511 P-47D 328 PE-W Miller Lt. Fremont W Red Raider + artwork of cowboy on bucking bronco To 353 FG 351 FS as YJ-K