352nd Fighter Group

This site is dedicated to all those who served with the
352nd Fighter Group and 1st Service Group during the Second World War.

 

2013 352nd Fighter Group Reunion

October 24 - 28, Houston, TX

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Itinerary

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Unwind from your flight and watch the yachts come and go at our beautiful hotel. Our “Rendezvous Room” will be the center of activity with snacks, beverages, and tables for books and scrapbooks, etc.

The TFLM has hired a professional film crew to make a documentary to help teach the quality of “Sacrifice Above Self ” that our veterans displayed so valiantly. The film crew would like for the veterans and their wives and widows to arrive on Thursday so they can be video taped for the documentary. The film crew will also be available for interviews and will be recording throughout the reunion. Remember to bring your memorabilia for the videotaping and for sharing with oth- ers in the “Rendezvous Room.”

The 345th Bomb Group will also be at- tending. Our group will host them to an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social after din- ner. These brave veterans flew low-level strafing B-25’s in the South Pacific during World War II and will join us for some of
the reunion events.

 

Friday, October 25th

Breakfast is included in the hotel package. We will eat breakfast at the hotel and then board the buses at 9:00am to go to Ellington Field.

Just wait until you see the TFLM Hanger! After all, this IS Texas!! From the moment you open the door, it’s more than the pris- tine planes awaiting you – it’s a hanger on the tarmac at Ellington Field complete with a swimming pool!

We will spend the day at the TFLM hanger. There we will feed your body and your mind. The educational session will combine a luncheon and a panel discussion comprised of legends and heroes of flight.

After the panel discussion we will go back to the hotel to rest and change clothes, then return to the TFLM hanger for dinner and entertainment. The evening will be complete with a ’40’s swing band, a mock dance
competi- tion, and a ballroom dance presen- tation. This promises to be a very entertaining evening as we journey back in time to a USO dance dur- ing WWII. There might even be a surprise or two!
   

 

Saturday, October 26th

Breakfast from 7:00am and we will leave the hotel by 8:30. Our buses will have VIP access to the airshow and be escorted through the traffic gridlock. Do not even consider driving your personal car to Ellington Field!

We will attend the fabulous Wings Over Houston airshow, complete with zillions of airplanes from across the nation. At the amazing TFLM hanger you will have a front-row

 

Hope you will plan to attend.

Ken McCoy

President, 352nd Fighter Group Association

kennymac@mac.com

 

Bluenoser Tales is out of print

Bluenoser Tales is out of print an currently unavailable for purchase.  Unfortunately there are no plans for another printing.  Copies can occasionally found on ebay for purchase. 

 

Bluenoser Tales is a riveting collection of first-person stories written in the skies over Europe by and about the pilots and airmen of the 352nd Fighter Group and the 1st Service Group of the "Mighty Eighth" Air Force during World War II. Experience flight in the cockpit of a P-47 Thunderbolt or a P-51 Mustang with these pilots in combat against the vaunted German Luftwaffe. Live with the ground crews working on their aircraft in the bitter cold, wet weather of English winters.

 

Meticulously researched, fast-paced, and laced with wartime humor, this book is the next best thing to having been there. More than 400 grayscale and color photographs illustrate over 80 fascinating tales describing the achievements and wartime life of this highly decorated fighter group. Fly with them on these missions as you read the stories, many in their own words, of these young fighter pilots who lived and died to help save the world. Bluenoser Tales is a tribute to their valor.

 

 

  

 
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