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The SFX departed Steeple Morden on 19 September 1944 to become the 1st Scouting Force at it's new base at Honington, where it joined forces with the 1st Air Division’s 364th Fighter Group. The 364th provided logistics support and rotated it's fighter pilot's on 2 week tours with the Scouts. Ultimately several of the 364th pilots transferred to the Scouts and finished the war with them. Some 107 missions were flown from Honington before the 1st was transferred to Bassingbourn and redesignated the 857th Bomb Squadron. Now the guys could get their well deserved promotions! At Bassingbourn, the unit was taken over by Lt. Col. Allison C. Brooks, Deputy Commander of the 1st who had served with Budd Peaslee since late August in Steeple Morden. A total of 24 missions were flown from Bassingbourn.

 

 

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