Lt. William A Cox. SFX/1SF (ex 355th FG). P-51D 44-13699 OS-D "GI Jive".
Formed by Col. Peaslee following presentation of his theory to Gen. Doolittle. The purpose of the Scouting Force concept was for experienced, tour expired lead bomber pilots, escorted by volunteer fighter pilots, to fly ahead of bomber formations to...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 1SF, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF. Transferred to Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX). Transferred to 1st Scouting Force.
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...