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Edward Chlevin Jr


Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached service 1st Scouting Force. Re-assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. EOW.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


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

    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...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 383rd Fighter Squadron


  • 44-14073 'G.I. Buzz Buggy'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Abandoned after mid air collision with P-51 44-15005 near Cambridge pilot Lt Edward Chlevin baled out RTD 1-Jun-45.

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...


Event Location Date
Born Augustow, Poland 24 April 1922

Son of Benjamin and Anna Chlevin.

Lived in Cook County, IL, USA 1941
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 9 October 1942
Based Honington 28 October 1944 – 4 February 1945

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

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK January 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Based Honington 4 February 1945 – 18 February 1945

Detached Service 1st Scouting Force.

Based Honington 18 February 1945 – May 1945

Re-assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Germany 18 March 1945

E/A destroyed 18-Mar-45.

End of War May 1945
Baled out mid air collision Cambridge, UK 1 June 1945

Baled out Mid Air Collision Nr Cambridge Cat 4 damage Lt Edward Chlevin, 1-Jun-45.

P-51D 44-14073 - 383FS 364FG 8AF

Died Tuscaloosa, AL, USA 20 August 2010
Buried Tuscaloosa, AL, USA 18 September 2010


Date Contributor Update
10 January 2018 20:30:18 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

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