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Major Ernest E Bankey of the 364th Fighter Group, 67th Fighter Wing, poses on the wing of his North American P-51 'Lucky Lady VII' P-51D 44-73045, coded 5E-B at an 8th air force base in England. 23 March 1945.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12352-71777AC



  • 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


  • Ernest Bankey

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD#1. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. ...



  • 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...


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04 September 2016 10:19:10 Al_Skiff Changes to place associations

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02 September 2016 10:37:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations