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P-51 Mustang

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



  • 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


  • Mark Coates

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 330FS, 329FG, 4AF. Transferred to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 2 x kills. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Roy Osborn

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer; pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Roy Osborn served as the Commanding Officer of the 364th Fighter Group. RTD


  • 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 1EE, UK 1944

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

Crashed Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1EE, UK 18 December 1944

Crash landed Honington 18-Dec-44 due to engine failure Cat 4 damage - Lt. Mark E Coates.


Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 16:01:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations