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William J Burns

Military

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 384th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • 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
Pilot training Foster Field Dr, Victoria, TX, USA August 1944

Flight training - Advanced. Class 44. Foster Field, Victoria, TX

Crashed 5 miles Sth of Cuero, TX 77954, USA 19 August 1944

Forced Landing out of Fuel 5 miles Sth Cuero, TX Cat 3 damage F/O William J Burns, 19-Aug-44.

P-40N 43-23944 - 2539BU

Based Honington 18 April 1945 – May 1945

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

End of War England, UK May 1945

End of War (EOW).

Crashed Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK 21 August 1945

Belly Landing Honington/Sta 375 Cat 3 damage F/O William J Burns, 21-Aug-45.

P-51D 44-15027 - 384FS 364FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2017 08:36:47 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Burns%2C+William+...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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