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42-68017

P-38 Lightning

Assigned 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

C/C S/Sgt Archer
Armourer Sgt Simpkins

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    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...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • George Ceuleers

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 2 x Tours of Duty (ETD 2). Credited 10.5 kills. Awards: DSC, DFC (4OLC), AM, WWII Victory, EAME, American Campaign, National Defense Service, Longevity Service (OLC), UN and Korean medals.

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 Burbank, CA, USA 1944

Built at Lockheed.

Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK 1944

Assigned 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 17:02:48 Al_Skiff Changes to description and media associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-68017&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/48254599?terms=George%20F%20Ceuleers

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 16:46:44 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

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https://www.fold3.com/image/48254599?terms=George%20F%20Ceuleers

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