If you enjoy this site
please consider making a donation.
Search this site:
Index of Memories.
Index of Photographs
Prisoner of War
Secret Places of WW2
Ships of WWII
Women at War
World War One
How to add Memories
Add Your Memories
Can you Answer?
View the Guestbook
Sign the Guestbook
Printable Memories Form
School`s Study Center
Your Family History
World War 2 Two II WW2 WWII
The base opened as a Bomber Command satellite to Watton. and was home to 21, 82, 90 and 105 squadrons. 90 Sqn were the first RAF Squadron to fly the new Fortress Mk1s on operations.
The base was transferred to 8th USAAF in May 1943, being home to the 352nd FG from July 1943 flying P-47D Thunderbolts. Later converting to P-51 Mustangs in April 1944.
The 8th USAAF top scoring P-51 ace, Major George Preddy (27 victories) was based at Bodney until his death 25th December 44. The control tower was badly damaged by a mustang in a flying accident on D-Day and was later rebuilt.
The Group left for the USA in November 1945 and the station closed.
Squadrons stationed at RAF Bodney
- No. 21 Squadron
- no. 82 Squadron 1st Oct 1940 to 18 Apr 1941 & 3 May 1941 to 30 Jun 1942
- No. 90 Squadron
- No. 105 Squadron
- 352nd Fighter Group. July 1943 to Nov 1945
PhotographsIf you have any Photographs you would like to share please get in touch.
List of those who served here.
- Albert Victor Message Farns. 82 sqd. (d. 4th April 1941) Read his Story
- Norman Augustus Geer. 82 sqd. (d. 4th April 1941) Read his Story
- Sargeant William Watson Fox. 82 sqd. (d. 4th April 1941) Read his Story
If you have any names to add to this list, or any recollections or photos of those listed, please get in touch.
If you have a story which you would like to share, or a website dedicated to an airfield or aircrew, please get in touch.
Send an E-mail to The Wartime Memories Project
The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation.
This website is run out of our own pockets and from donations made by visitors. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources.
If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small to help with the costs of keeping the site running.
Or if you would like to send a cheque please email us for the postal address..
Website and ALL Material © Copyright MM
- All Rights Reserved