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Personnel of the 364th Fighter Group attend to a crashed P-51 Mustang at Honington, 13 April 1945. Printed caption on reverse: '71951 A.C. - Men of the 364th Fighter Group, 67th Fighter Wing, salvage useable parts from a wrecked North American P-51 (A/C 44-15726) at their U.S. Air Force Station F-375, Honington, England. 13 April 1945.'
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...
Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.
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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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection