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

Personnel of the 364th Fighter Group work on a fuel tank from the wing of a P-51 Mustang at Honington, 1944. Printed caption on reverse: '72086 A.C.- Men of the 467th Service Squadron, salvage a fuel tank from the wing of a North American P-51 of the 364th Fighter Group, 67th Fighter Wind at 8th Air Force Station F-375, Honnington [sic], England. 4 August 1944. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO.'



  • 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...

  • 467th Service Squadron


  • 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
08 September 2014 15:22:27 AAM AAM ingest

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