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P-51 Mustang



  • Eighth Air Force

    Eighth Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force in February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 358th Fighter Squadron
  • Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Formed by Col. Peaslee following presentation of his theory to Gen. Doolittle. The purpose of the Scouting Force concept was for experienced, tour expired lead bomber pilots, escorted by volunteer fighter pilots, to fly ahead of bomber formations to...


  • Merrill Dumont

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Dwight Hartman

    Military | Captain | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Russell McNally

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group

  • Cyril Monnier

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Crew Chief | 355th Fighter Group


  • 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...

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Event Location Date
Crashed Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 31 August 1944

Nosed over Steeple Morden on 31 August 1944. The pilot involved in this mishap was Capt Dwight W Hartman.

Crashed Tuddenham, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk IP28, UK 20 February 1945

Crash landed 20/02/45 - Lt Stuart Honaker (per accident report). RAF Tuddenham.


Assigned to 358th FS, 355th FG. Coded YF-J "Morphine Sue II".


Assigned to SFX experimental scout force. Coded YF-J "Morphine Sue II".


Assigned to first scout force. Coded 9H-J "Chip".


Date Contributor Update
20 May 2022 15:58:21 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2019 13:27:13 Pyker Changes to nicknames

Corrected nickname to Morphine Sue II.

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2019 13:15:15 Pyker Changes to events

Corrected events to show code as YF instead of VF and corrected nickname to "Morphine Sue II" from "Morphine Sue".

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 13:15:45 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 12:58:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations