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William Bristow

Military

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

    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...

  • 384th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-68101

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Written off in fatal crash 1/2 mile west of Honington, pilot Capt John C Ford KIFA.

  • 44-13825 'Nita'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Richmond, VA, USA 1942
Enlisted Richmond International Airport, 1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250, USA 1942

Richmond AAF.

Based Honington 16 April 1944 – December 1944

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 20 June 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK October 1944

Promoted to Captain.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK December 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD)

Crashed Yucca, AZ 86438, USA 2 May 1945

Take Off Accident due to Mechanical Failure Yucca Sub Base, AZ Cat 3 damage Lt William E Bristow, 2-May-45.

RP-63C 43-10977 - 3018BU.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2021 15:17:02 Hotelie1970 Changes to role and awards
Sources

GENERAL ORDER # 495, IX Troop Carrier Command dated 5 November 1944: From Headquarters 1 Bomb Division by Brigadier General Williams.

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2017 09:55:12 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Bristow&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Bristow%2C+Willia...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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