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Memorial at RAF Honington

Connections

Units

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 1st Strategic Air Depot

People

  • Allison Brooks

    Military | Major General | Commanding Officer, 1st Scouting Force. Former Group Operations Officer (401st BG)
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF, Operations Officer. Transferred Scouting Force (ESF). Transferred 1st Scouting Force. ...

  • William Doherty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    MACR 11876 just mentions Lt Doherty's P-51 was last seen in formation above Vielsalm, Belgium. No chute was seen and no trace of the plane or pilot was found. Freeman's "Mighty 8th War Diary" mentions only one 364th aircraft missing that day on Mission...

  • Charles Keaney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Missing in Action, memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the Ardennes American Cemetery, Belgium.

  • Budd Peaslee

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    First Commanding Officer of 384th Bomb Group and instigator of the Scouting Force concept, to enable the bomber stream to change course in good time if target area was obscured. ...

  • Lawrence Visconti

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 16:47:22 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Photo taken 21 August 2013, Gary Atkins
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

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