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383rd Fighter Squadron

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  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

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    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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Honington

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  • Argent Acosta

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Area sweep to Berlin, shortly after landfall formation went onto instruments due to overcast, element leader called a break as another group of P-51's where descending onto the formation,...

  • John Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Gwynn Boswell crew. Reported to 306BG on 29-Apr-44. When he was detached service with the 1st Scouting Force (364th FG/384th FS), crashed at Neuringe on 3-Feb-45 in P-51D 44-13686. POW at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria. ...

  • Eldon Allvin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Died following Forced Landing due to Engine Failure in P-38H 42-66927 Oxnard Flight Strip, CA, USA. Killed in Training Accident (KIT) 26-Dec-43.

  • Vaud Ames

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG,AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Troyes. Shot down by Fw190 of 3/JG2, abandoned P-38J 42-67222. A/C Crashed near Ramboulet. 25-May-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5272.

  • Lowell Andrew

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW).

  • Lee Ayoub

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ernest Bankey

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD#1. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • John Bannister

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. 72 combat missions in P-38s and P-51s. Credited 2 kills. Ended Tour of Duty. Flew P-38 escort to B-17s to Berlin 6-Mar-1944 and flew cover for the Normandy invasion 6-Jun-44. ...

  • Chester Barnes

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 kill. ETD. Awards: DFC, 10 AIR MEDALS, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Baughn

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). EOW. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-104170

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-104198

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67222

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG,AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Troyes. Shot down by Fw190 of 3/JG2, A/C abandoned, crashed near Rambouillet. 25-May-44. Pilot 2nd Lt Vaud V Ames. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5272.

  • 42-67223

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67233

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber withdrawal support mission in P-38J 42-67233, hit by flak, causing the loss of one engine and resultant loss of control, A/C abandoned and crashed near Kolbitz 8-Mar-44. Pilot 2Lt...

  • 42-67248

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67416

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67445

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-68013

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-68034

    P-38 Lightning

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 06:39:50 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:21:30 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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