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Lt Beaumont and ground crew pose beside P-51D 'Beau's Baby' of the 364th Fighter Group, 67th Fighter Wing, at 8th Air Force Station F-375, Honnington, England. 17 August 1944.



  • 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


  • Edward Beaumont

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 44-14013 'Beau's Baby'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Edward C Beaumont. Lost 14-Jan-45 1 mile E Honington/Sta 375 Lt Jackie C Woodside bailed safely. 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...


Date Contributor Update
13 October 2016 17:58:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations