352nd Fighter Group Memorials

 


Following are memorials established by the 352nd Fighter Group Association.

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Bodney Airfield, Bodney, England
Dedicated July 9, 1983
Photo courtesy of Todd Gehrke

Ceremony at Y-29, Asch, Belgium

April 9, 2003. 

Pictured from left to right: Elmer Smith, Ray Mitchell, Sandy Moats, Robert Powell, Jean Hood, Reece Lewis, and Leonard Henderson.

Photo courtesy of Todd Gehrke

Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio
Dedicated September 5, 1986
Photo courtesy of Terry Waters

 

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Maj. George E. Preddy Jr.

North Carolina Historical Marker

near the Preddy home place.

Photo courtesy of Joe Noah

 
Wall of Honor, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Dedicated October 5, 1990

Photo courtesy of John E. Ross, Maj, USAF (Ret)

Plaque for the Control Tower at our wartime airbase at Bodney, England
Dedicated July 4, 1992

Photo courtesy of Joe Noah

 

Plaque honoring Capt. Ray Little at his hometown in Perryville, MO.


8th Air Force Museum

Savannah, Georgia


8th AF Museum
The Memorial Bench at the 8th Air Force Heritage Museum, Savannah, GA
Dedicated October 10, 1997
Photo courtesy of Bill Scheuerman

Close-up of the 352nd Association Logo on the bench pictured at left.

Photo courtesy of Todd Gehrke.

Plaque recognizing the 352nd Fighter Group at the 8th Air Force Museum in Savannah.

Photo courtesy of Don Hickey.

 

352nd Exhibit

Photo courtesy of Todd Gehrke

Little One III

Photo courtesy of Todd Gehrke

 

 


American War Memorial Cemetery

Maddingly, United Kingdom

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2nd Lt. Ralph I. Williamson

487th FS 352nd FG

Texas

April 9, 1944

Sgt. Joseph J. Rubin

352nd FG

New York

January 28, 1944

Maj. Nathan W. Hylan

HQ 352nd FG

New Hampshire

January 28, 1944

 

 


Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neupre, Liege, Belgium

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2nd Lt. Jack C. Landrum

487th FS 352nd FG

Texas

October 24, 1944

2nd Lt. Walter Gehrke

328th FS 352nd FG

Michigan

August 6, 1944

 


Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
St. Avold (Moselle), France

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Maj. George E. Preddy, Jr.

328th FS 352nd FG

North Carolina

December 25, 1944

Memorial Service

given by Rev. Jean Hood, 352nd FG HQ

April 11, 2003

1st Lt. William R. Preddy

503 FS 339th FG

North Carolina

April 17, 1945

(Honorary)

 


    In addition to these we have the following Memorials honoring the 352nd

  • 16 lifesized busts of Major George E. Preddy placed in aviation museums and libraries. (See photo above.)

  • More than 100 plaques with the names of 352 veterans on the Wall of Honor at the 8th Air Force Heritage Museum in Savannah, GA.

  • A full-sized replica of Don Bryan's "Little One" P-51 hanging from the ceiling of the atrium of the 8th AF Heritage Museum in Savannah, GA.

  • One of the dozen special exhibits dedicated to 8th AF Groups with their memorabilia displayed at the 8th AF Heritage Museum in Savannah, GA.

  • A special memorial plaque honoring the crew of Don Bryan in the Memorial Garden of the 8th AF Heritage Museum.

  • A special memorial plaque honoring McDonald Godfrey in the Memorial Garden of the 8th AF Heritage Museum.

  • A special section of the Greensboro, NC Historical Museum honoring George E. Preddy and his brother, Bill (of the 339th FG) both KIAs in the 8th AF during WWII.

  • A street in Greensboro, NC., hometown of Major George E. Preddy, named Preddy Boulevard.

  • Our history, "The Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney" honoring all of those who served at Bodney during WWII.

  • A biography of Major George E. :Preddy by Joe Noah and Sam Sox, titled "Preddy, Top Mustang Ace."

  • A video honoring Major Preddy using the same title.

  • A special section of a library in Illinois honoring the 352nd.

  • A special Memorial Park honoring Robert Frascotti in his hometown.

  • A special Memorial Playground honoring Leroy Hill in his hometown.

  • A special Memorial dedicated to Ace Ray Littge in his hometown.

  • A Bridge dedicated to Col. Bill Halton in his hometown of Providence, RI.

  • A special Memorial to Major Gignac in Europe where he went down.

  • Some of our pilots listed on the Wall of Missing at the American Cemetery at Cambridge, England.



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