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Donald L Bloodgood


Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service with 1st Scouting force on 2 occasions. Returned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x victory. Transferred Hospital.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 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...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 385th Fighter Squadron


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...


Event Location Date
Born Alameda County, CA, USA 1923

Son of Louis A and Mary H Bloodgood.

Lived in Oakland, CA, USA 1941
Lived in Oakland, CA, USA 1942
Enlisted San Francisco, CA, USA 24 October 1942
Detached Service (1) 25 November 1944

Detached Service 1st Scouting Force.

Returned to unit 10 December 1944

Returned 385th Fighter Squadron.

E/A Destroyed Germany 27 December 1944

E/A destroyed Germany. 27-Dec-44.

Promotion January 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Detached Service (2) 7 January 1945

Detached Service 1st Scouting Force.

Returned to unit 21 January 1945

Returned 385th Fighter Squadron.

Crashed Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 25 April 1945

Baled Out Structural Failure 4 miles SE Honington Cat 4 damage 1Lt Donald L Bloodgood, 25-Apr-45.

P-51D5NT 44-11213 - 385FS 364FG 8AF.

Transferred Hospital 27 April 1945


Date Contributor Update
24 November 2016 09:43:40 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2016 20:59:46 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:36 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list