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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 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

    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


  • Roy Orndorff

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 4 x kills. ETD Awards: AM (11OLC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • David Swift

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot / Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to ?BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Co-pilot B-17's. ETD. 2nd Tour as fighter pilot with 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. ...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA 1944

Built at North American.

Assigned Honington, UK 1944

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Honington, UK 18 June 1945

Landing accident 18-Jun-45 pilot Lt David F Swift.


Date Contributor Update
11 January 2019 09:17:11 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations