Lt Edward C Beaumont, pilot of the 364th Fighter Group, 67th Fighter Wing, looks up at the nickname of his North American P-51D 'Beau'S Baby' after returning from a mission, to the 8th Air Force station F-375, Honnington, England. 17 August 1944.
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Edward C Beaumont. Lost 14-Jan-45 1 mile E Honington/Sta 375 Lt Jackie C Woodside bailed safely. RTD.
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...