364th Fighter Group

Group
P-51 Mustangs, including (5E-B, serial number 44-13964) of the 364th Fighter Group marshalled at Honington. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'P-51 413964 5E-B, Marshalled, Honington.'

Object Number - FRE 6219 - P-51 Mustangs, including (5E-B, serial number 44-13964) of the 364th Fighter Group marshalled at Honington. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on...

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, Belgium, Holland and Germany. After converting to P-51 Mustangs, the Group also flew long-range bomber escort missions, winning a Distinguished Unit Citation for their defence of B-17 Flying Fortresses on a mission to Frankfurt on 27 December 1944.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Honington 10 February 1944 - 3 November 1945

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 364th Fighter Group 383rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18137839 / O-763018
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 364th Fighter Group 384th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-760431
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 364th Fighter Group 383rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-750515
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 14th Fighter Group 364th Fighter Group Headquarters Squadron (364th Fighter Group) 48th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14003390 / O-403875
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 364th Fighter Group 1st Scouting Force 369th Bomb Squadron 384th Fighter Squadron 857th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (1st Combat Bomb Wing)
  • Service Numbers: 18052358 / O-441827
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 364th Fighter Group 385th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 364th Fighter Group 383rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 364th Fighter Group 384th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 364th Fighter Group 383rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 364th Fighter Group 384th Fighter Squadron

Mission

  • Date: 19 March 1945
  • Official Description: 1,273 bombers and 675 fighters are dispatched to hit airfields and industrial targets in Germany visually and with H2X radar; clouds force 2 of the 3 forces to hit secondaries; 100+ Luftwaffe fighters including 36 Me 262s in formation (largest number...

Revisions

Date13 Mar 2015 15:14:46
Contributorrossingtonj
Sources

Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

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 / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / 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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