353rd Fighter Group

The Slybird Group / Bill's Buzz Boys

Station

Metfield from 3 August 1943 to 12 April 1944
Raydon from 12 April 1944 to 10 October 1945

Station Callsigns

Boyhood (Metfield)
Cockle (Raydon)

Group Callsigns

Slybird to 22 April ’44 then:
Jonah (A Group)
Keylock (B Group)
Muffin (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)

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350th Fighter Squadron

Code:
LH
Callsign:
  • Pipeful to 22 April '44 then:
  • Seldom (A Group)
  • Persian (B Group)

351st Fighter Squadron

Code:
YJ
Callsign:
  • Roughman to 22 April '44 then:
  • Lawyer (A Group)
  • Squirrel (B Group)

352nd Fighter Squadron

Code:
SX
Callsign:
  • Wakeford to 22 April '44 then:
  • Jockey (A Group)
  • Bullring (B Group)

Total Records: 569

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
41-6528 P-47C 351 YJ-W
41-6538 P-47C 351 YJ- Barlow Lt. Albert W "Bill" Flak Bait To 495FTG 551FTS
41-6583 P-47C 351 YJ-K Kinkade Capt. Orville A Alyce Lost in this a/c 5 Nov 43 - POW 1168
41-6585 P-47C 351 YJ-N Belly-landed 7 Sept. '43 due to mechanical failure. Pilot Vernon A Leatherman.
P-47D 350 LH-Q Abernathy Capt. Robert W Lady Gwen
P-47D 352 SX-B Bailey Lt.Col William B Butch
P-47D 352 SX-M Barber Capt. Donald L Gloria Ann Named for his wife.
P-47D 352 SX-X Curtis Capt. Victor N Puritan Maid
P-47D 352 SX- Hunt Lt. Lloyd Bobby Baby - My Machine
P-47D 350 LH-K Lorance Lt. Thomas Goon
P-47D 351 YJ- Maree Lt. Howard P Liberty Run
P-47D 352 SX-S Miller Lt. Harold O Sniffles
P-47D 352 SX-H Poindexter Maj. James N Honey
P-47D 350 LH-M Rafferty Lt. Vernon G Fern Marie II
P-47D 352 SX-Y Reinhardt Lt. Edwin D O.U. Kid-Rack'em Ohio
P-47D 352 SX-E Sperry Lt. Clint H Mary Jane
P-47D 352 SX-L Tordoff Capt. Harrison B "Bud" Anne
P-47D 352 SX-L Tordoff Capt. Harrison B "Bud" Up Upa Epops Named from Hoopoe Bird
P-47D 350 LH-W Cutie
42 P-47D 351 YJ-H Hartley Capt. Raymond E Jr KU
42 P-47D 351 YJ-A Milligan Capt. Harry D Carolene
42- P-47D 351 YJ-B Barlow Lt. Albert W "Bill" Flak Bait
42- P-47D 351 YJ-U Mincik Lt. Frank J Minnie
42- P-47D 351 YJ-G Perpente Lt. George F Super Rabbit
42- P-47D 352 SX-G Poindexter Maj. James N Honey
42- P-47D 351 YJ-W Williams Lt. Monroe Q "Willie" Willie The Wolf
42- P-47D 352 SX-H Harris Lt. Delbert E Happy Go Lucky
42-##113 P-47D 350 LH- Ferrell Lt. Arthur E Vicki Jane
42-22275 P-47D 350 LH-N Gallup Lt.Col. Kenneth W Rat A Dat II
42-22458 P-47D 352 SX-L Ista Lt. Leroy W Stingeree (artwork of a wasp) Lost in this a/c 22 Dec 43 - KIA 1539
42-22459 P-47D 351 YJ- To 78th FG
42-22460 P-47D 350 LH-
42-22462 P-47D 352 SX- First mission 9 August 1943 - early return due to oxygen leak.
42-22465 P-47D 352 SX-Y Streit Lt. William F Scotty Bill (R side only) Battle damage 30th January 1944.
42-22466 P-47D 352 SX-E Sperry Lt. Clinton H Mary Jayne Named for his wife. Reassigned to Tuttle.
42-22466 P-47D 352 SX-J Tuttle Lt. James M Lost in this a/c 12 Aug 44 - Evaded 7605
42-22469 P-47D 351 YJ-Z Terzian Lt. Jack Marty (L&R) Transfered to 356 F/G
42-22470 P-47D 352 SX- Battle damage 10th February 1944
42-22472 P-47D 350 LH-G Sullivan Lt. John A "Shamrock" Trans. to 5ERS
42-22475 P-47D 350 LH-N Kat
42-22475 P-47D 350 LH-N Dawson Lt. Melvin P Kalamazoo Gal Named for his Hometown.
42-22477 P-47D 351 YJ-S Wood Lt. Joseph E
42-22482 P-47D 352 SX-M Burlingame Capt. Gordon S Stinky Poo (L&R)
42-22483 P-47D 351 YJ-G Perpente Lt. George F Rabbit
42-22523 P-47D 351 YJ-D Hally Capt. Lloyd G Angel Of Mercy Lost in this a/c 21 Sept 44 - Details unknown 9003
42-22549 P-47D 351 YJ-I Toppel Lt. Irving Onkle Oinie Taxiing accident 13th October 1943. Struck by B-17 whilst parked.
42-22661 P-47D 352 SX-M Waggoner Capt. Horace Q Miss Illini
42-22759 P-47D 351 YJ-J Trietz Lt. John G Jeannie a/c to Hungate
42-22759 P-47D 351 YJ-J Hungate Lt. Max B Jeannie a/c from Treitz - name retained. Lost 8 Sept 44 - Lt. Albert W Barlow Jr. Evaded. 8564
42-22768 P-47D 352 SX-K Willits Lt. Gordon L Lost in this a/c 8 April 44 - KIA 3625