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44-73045

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF. Personal aircraft of Major Ernest E Bankey Jr.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 385th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Ernest Bankey

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD#1. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

Places

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 1944

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2016 09:41:24 Pyker Changes to place associations
Sources

Corrected location from Leiston to Honington.

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2016 09:40:02 Pyker Changes to description
Sources

Corrected spelling of Barkey to Bankey. Also revised location from Leiston to Honington.

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2016 12:21:49 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Bankey&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2016 11:04:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Bankey&Submit=Search

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