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P-51B 43-6845 of the 358th Ftr Sq, 355th FG (coded YF-X) suffers through a belly landing at Honington in the hands of LT James C. Harrington, 18 July 1944.



  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron


  • 43-6845

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 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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26 October 2017 19:20:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations