352nd Fighter Group Association
"Last Reunion of Heroes"

Richmond, Virginia
September 21-25, 2000

The last official gathering of the 352nd Fighter Group


Jim White has sent us some of his images from the reunion!

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The first time Rob and Jim had seen each other since their unusual meeting in 1945! Look for the story to be published in the future!

 

Dick DeBruin and Bob Powell



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Here is what the red carpet looked and felt like when I passed down the carpet amid loud martial music and the admiration and applause of the Virginia Air National Guard.

 

This is part of the wonderful red carpet treatment the 352nd Fighter Group received by the Virginia Air National Guard at the final reunion in Richmond Va on Sept 23, 2000.



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Friend of the 352nd FG Association, Artist Troy White.
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Here is the K-14 gunsight. A reticle was viewed on the slanted glass which provided the correct "lead" when firing at an enemy plane. The more 'Gs" you pulled, the farther ahead of the enemy plane the reticle advanced. Pilots carried a .45 sidearm to shoot the K-14 if he crash landed in enemy territory.



Here are a few more images from the wonderful festivities at Byrd Field, Home of the 149th Fighter Squadron of the Virginia Air Nation Guard. The 149th take their heritage from the 328th FS of the 352nd.

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The main stage.

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The Fife and Drum Corps
get ready to welcome 352nd.
The heroes and their families arrive. Everyone finds a seat for the program.

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Moonbeam McSwine in 2000 "Cripes A'Mighty", VA-ANG F-16 A couple of guys in period uniforms,
give us a "blast from the past".

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Everyone - Left Everyone - Center Everyone - Right

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The pilots of the 149th wore these special patches Memorials to be placed on base The newly dedicated Ops Center

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