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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:30 pm 
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Would anyone know if there are any air craft/frame survivors of the 352 nd & " Operation Bodenplatte " on 1/1/45, where the Luffwaffe attacked the airfield know as Y-29 ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:42 pm 
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Nope, not as far as I know. There is only one surviving Mustang that is claimed to be a 352nd vet today, that being "Miss Helen", and even that claimed identity is full of holes (even if it were, the history of that serial number places it not as entering combat with the 352nd until a while later). I don't know of any 352nd FG archaeologically-recovered wrecks that would be connected to that time period, though that would be the only possibility. I believe any airframes that were used at the time, that may have survived until VE-Day, wouldn't have been considered new-enough/low-enough amount of hours to have been considered worthy to keep, either by the USAAF or other European nations that bought them - all of the true WWII combat-vet survivors I'm familiar with, other than those based on wrecks/parts dug out of the ground or sea, didn't enter combat until later in February or March 1945 at the earliest.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:55 pm 
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Thanks John ! At least there are still enough "Blue Nose" '51s painted today, to keep the memory going !
BTW, John, what ever happened to the Civi. painted " High Back' '51 that delivered the CBS (?) news film of "Queen " Elizabeth at her Coronation ? :D pop2

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