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.


2017 352nd Fighter Group Reunion

September 27 - October 1, New Orleans, LA


2017 352nd Fighter Group Reunion Scheduled for New Orleans!
As you should know, the 352nd Fighter Group Association will be attending the 8th Air Force Historical Society reunion this fall – Sep 27-Oct 1, 2017 in New Orleans. If you haven’t joined the 8thAFHS, you really should!

Due to the large turnout, the Hilton has already sold out of rooms for the reunion dates. Donna Lee, Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. (AFR) is currently taking names for a rooming list at the Best Western Plus, a new hotel, about 1.5 miles from the Hilton. It's a cheaper rate at $109+tax/night and includes complimentary breakfast, airport shuttle, and parking.

Both hotels will help shuttle folks back and forth as much as possible. The tour busses will pick up from both hotels. Folks confirmed at the overflow hotel should NOT sign up for a meal package since there is free breakfast at the Best Western. People can purchase the separately priced dinners.

The first priority is to get as many WWII Veterans moved back over to the Hilton when cancellations occur. If there are still rooms that become available as the reunion approaches, we'll simply go in date order for the non-veterans.

AFR will contact people approximately 4-6 weeks before the reunion to reconfirm the reservation and obtain the credit card info at that time to guarantee the room.


Hope you will plan to attend!

Ken McCoy

President, 352nd Fighter Group Association



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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