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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Donald L Bloodgood.



  • 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...

  • 385th Fighter Squadron


  • 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.


  • 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 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 25 April 1945

Baled Out due to Structural Failure 4 miles SE Honington Cat 4 damage 1Lt Donald L Bloodgood, 25-Apr-45.

P-51D5NT 44-11213 - 385FS 364FG 8AF.


Date Contributor Update
24 November 2016 09:58:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations