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D-Day ran remarkably smoothly for Britain’s airfields – except at Bodney, where a P-51 of the 352nd Fighter Group swung on take-off and promptly hit the control tower.

Also known as: Bodney Aerodrome / Bodney Camp / RAF Bodney / USAAF Station 141
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Army training / Farmland
Date: March 1940 - 26 November 1945
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Bomber / Fighter / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • 352nd Fighter Group Association
  • Hilborough Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 17 (P) AFU
  • No 21 Sqn
  • No 82 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn
  • 328th FS
  • 352nd FG
  • 486th FS
  • 487th FS

Footage of the 352nd Fighter Group at Bodney, 1944. Courtesy of buggarthat

Aerial footage of Bodney. Courtesy of andy lannie

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