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44-13994

P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 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...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron
  • 385th Fighter Squadron
  • 55th Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Crombie

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Neece

    Military | Colonel | fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group

  • Francis Radley

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Dalchan in P-51 #4413994

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
Crashed 22 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2019 08:47:16 Emily Changes to events, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Brought together information from duplicate record. MACR 12685 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2019 17:12:13 Pyker Changes to media associations
Sources

Disassociated UPL 39155 as this shows his P-38 not P-51.

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2019 19:00:23 Pyker Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Added aircraft data to associate with photos uploaded by family.

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