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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Edward C Beaumont. Lost 14-Jan-45 1 mile E Honington/Sta 375 Lt Jackie C Woodside bailed safely. RTD.



  • 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...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron


  • Edward Beaumont

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

  • Gordon McCoy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 364th Fighter Group

  • Jackie Woodside

    Military | Flight Officer | 364th 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 1944

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

Crashed Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 14 January 1945

Bale Out due to Engine Failure 1 mile E Honington Sta 375. Cat 4 damage. Lt Jackie C Woodside OK. RTD. 14-Jan-45.


Date Contributor Update
13 October 2016 16:13:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations