IWM catalogue record
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A B-17 Flying Fortress takes off from Honington, home of the 364th Fighter Group. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'B-17 T/O Honington.'
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...
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...