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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The insignia of the 385th Fighter Squadron, 364th Fighter Group painted on wood at Great Ashfield.' Written on slide casing: 'Insignia of 385th F Sqd (364th FG Honington). "As Found" presented capt 3/9. Ashfield Haugh Farm, Great Ashfield 8th July 1972.'

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...

  • 385th Fighter Squadron

Locations

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

  • 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
30 June 2016 19:51:50 ------- Changes to caption
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Removed previously added text

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2016 17:59:48 ------- Changes to caption
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text correction

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2016 17:56:51 ------- Changes to caption
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Typo correction

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2016 16:25:33 ------- Changes to caption
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corrected typos

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2016 16:20:30 ------- Changes to caption
Sources

Steve Gotts, 'Artwork of the Eighth,' in After the Battle No. 30, (Plaistow, 1980), p. 48.
Information Board at Parham Control Tower Museum viewed 5 June 2016
Discussions with the curator at Parham Control Tower 5 June 2006

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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