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385th 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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Based Honington

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  • Jerome Adler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Philip Algar

    Military | Major | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Flew 25 combat missions with the 384th bombardment Group from 22-Jun-43 to 4-Mar-44. Detached service (DS) with 1st Scouting Force. Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF flying Elint Droopsnoot P-38 lightning [gathering Electronic Intelligence].

  • 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. ...

  • Thomas Allinder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with a shared destroyed. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory.

  • Edward Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War. Awards: WWII Victory.

  • Robert Auguste

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Rotha, Germany. Suffered engine trouble and left formation for Russia, as oil pressure hit zero, A/C P-51D 44-63184 abandoned. Pilot 1st Lt Robert A Auguste Killed in Action ...

  • 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. ...

  • Jack Barrie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service to 1st Scouting Force, Returned to 385FS. Credited 1 x Kill. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Grofhorn. Hit by flak in P-51D 44-13657 strafing a train, may have baled out but chute failed...

  • John Bassan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod mission to Offenburg. Having made contact with the bombers to be escorted, A/C P-51D 44-14336 seen to go out of control, possibly to anoxia, dived into the deck Dizier, France. Pilot F...

  • Donald Bloodgood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service with 1st Scouting force on 2 occasions. Returned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x victory. Transferred Hospital. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:21:16 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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