Reference Thread - 352nd FG ("The Blue Nose Bastards of Bodney")

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    #1 B-17engineer, Feb 12, 2010
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    Hi all,

    I have been reading a lot as of late on the 352nd FG and their airplanes, missions, pilots etc...... but,

    I was wondering if some people could help in a collaborative effort to gain as much info, pictures, and whatever else their may be out there for my benefit as well as anyone else interested.

    This is something I am really looking forward to doing and if anyone else could help, that'd be awesome!

    First off I think we should start with Pilots, Aircraft, and Photos (This would be best first so we know who were talking about when we look into missions.) Then go on to the bigger part of the Project....the missions.

    Like I said, if anyone can help awesome! If not, I am entering new waters (MAJOR RESEARCHING) and should be a good 'educational' experience.

    Thanks for looking,


    Harrison

    BTW: I'm mostly focusing on the P-51's
     
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    #2 B-17engineer, Feb 12, 2010
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    Here we go. Beginning.

    Aircraft/Pilots


    P-51B flown by Lt. William W. Furr
    328 Squadron Coded "PE-R" (Serial No. 42-106460)
    Aircraft name: La Riena Peg
    Extra: Lost August 13th, 1944- Leroy J. Allain Jr. Evaded.

    P-51B flown by Capt. Quentin L. Quinn
    328 Squadron Coded "PE-Q" (Serial No. 42-106663)
    Aircraft name: That's A Crock

    P-51B flown by Lt. Charles Bennette
    328 Squadron Coded "PE-O" (Serial No. 42-106681)
    Aircraft name: The Maine-iacs
    Extra: Lost August 6th, 1944- Capt. Quentin L. Quinn KIA


    P-51B flown by Lt. David Zimms
    328 Squadron Coded "PE-C" (Serial No. 42- 106694)
    Aircraft name: Stinky
    Extra: Lost July 21st, 1944-Zimms bailed out of his A/C

    P-51B flown by Lt. Francis W. Horne
    328 Squadron Coded "PE-S" (Serial No. 42-106703)
    Aircraft name: Snoot's Sniper (L) Artwork of Barbers Pole (R)
    Extra: Sniper was orginally misspelled on aircraft with two P's

    P-51B flown by William T. Halton
    328 Squadron Coded "PE-T" (Serial No. 42-106717)
    Aircraft name: Slender, Tender and Tall
    Extra: Lost June 5th, 1944- Lt. William W Furr POW

    P-51B flown by Lt. Elmer Smith
    328 Squadron Coded "PE-E" (Serial No. 42-106744)
    Aircraft name: Pinkie (L) and The Kelly Kid (R)


    P-51B flown by Lt. Robert H. Powell Jr.
    328 Squadron Coded "Pe-P (Serial No. 42-106757)
    Aircraft name: The West by Gawd Virginian
    Extra: Lost July, 18th 1944- Capt. Lothar Fieg bailed out due to engine fire

    P-51B flown by Lt. McDonald Godfrey
    328 Squadron Coded "PE-G" (Serial No. 42-106827)
    Aircraft name: Candy Lamb
    Extra: Lost A/C July 31st, 1944 - POW


    RIGHT NOW: Will just post all info from 8th Airforce Fighter Group-Little Buddies website (Thanks you guys rock!) that is complete... photo help would be appreciated just of the aircraft listed so far.
     

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    P-51B flown by Lt. John F. "Direct Line" Thornell
    328 Squadron Coded "PE-T (Serial No. 42-106872)
    Aircraft name: Pattie Ann II
    Extra: Named after niece. Lost September 12th, 1944- Lt. Joseph A. Broadwater KIA
     

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    #4 B-17engineer, Feb 13, 2010
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    P-51D flown by Karl K. Dittmer
    487 Squadron Coded "HO-I" (Serial No. 44-414955)
    Aircraft name: Dopie Okie
    Extra: Aircraft from Lt. Prayer
     

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    Finding pictures is hard... :lol:
     
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    Some nice pics there H. Interesting that the rear faces of the prop on 'Pinkie', outboard of the cuffs, appear to be bare metal. I wonder why that was?
    I should have a selection of pics and profiles, and maybe some info and combat reports. I'll post them here when I get a chance, and probably/possibly a pic or map of the airfield at Bodney.
     
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    Thanks Aaron. I am using that for general info but then confirming it with pics in books, internet etc.

    Thanks Terry and Aaron!

    Terry that would be great!
     
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    #9 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Feb 13, 2010
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    No problem Aaron :D

    Will just have to look harder
     
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    #11 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Feb 13, 2010
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    :thumbright: :D :D

    That second link will help TONS!!!

    Thanks !
     
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    P-51C flown by Lt. Glennon Moran
    Aircraft Coded "HO-M" (Serial No. 41-103320)
    Aircraft name: Miss Ann (L&R)
    Extra: Aircraft to Ray Littge
     

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    Good stuff B-17. :thumbup:


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    Thanks! Will update more when the forum is running smoother.
     
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    P-51B, D-5, D-15 flown by Lt.Col. John C. Meyer
    P-51B coded "HO-M" (Serial No. 42-106471)
    P-51D-5 coded " HO-M" (Serial No. 42-414151)
    P-51D-15 coded "HO-M" (Serial No. 42-415041)
    Aircraft names: P-51B "Lambie II", P-51D-5 "Petie 2nd", P-51D-15 "Petie 3rd"

    Sources are sights Aaron listed above. Full credit to them.
     

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    Great stuff Harrison!!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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