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
42-75065 P-47D 352 SX-L Owens Lt. Hildreth R
42-75065 P-47D 352 SX-L Stiff Lt. Edison G Lost in this a/c 22 Feb 44 - KIA 2672
42-75074 P-47D 350 LH-N
42-75114 P-47D 351 YJ-M Maguire Capt. William J "Mickey" Boston Bull
42-75135 P-47D 351 YJ- Lost 3 Feb 44 - Lt. Lloyd A Thornell KIA 2125
42-75140 P-47D 352 SX-X Lost 22 February 1944 - Capt. Keith A Orsinger (DS from 366FG/389FS) MIA.
42-75149 P-47D 351 YJ-P Peterson Lt. Cletus W Double S Lost in this a/c 23 April 44 - POW 4313
42-75157 P-47D 350 LH-Y
42-75161 P-47D 351 YJ-P King Lt. Francis N "Pete" Gator Bait Lost 5 Feb 44 - Lt. Edgar J Albert KIA 2128
42-75170 P-47D 350 LH- Ground looped 11 Aug 44 - Capt. Ralph T Allison
42-75189 P-47D 351 YJ-H Biddy Lt. Hardy L
42-75191 P-47D 351 YJ-D Kenney Lt. David C Wolverine Lost in this a/c 3 Feb 44 - KIA 2127
42-75220 P-47D 350 LH-P Maid Marion
42-75226 P-47D 351 YJ-X Beckham Maj. Walter C "Walt" Little Demon II Lost 22 Feb 44 - Maj. Walter C Beckham POW 2670
42-75247 P-47D 350 LH- Battle damage 18th March 1944.
42-75271 P-47D 352 Poindexter-Maj. James N
42-75281 P-47D 352 SX- Battle damage 22nd February 1944.
42-75315 P-47D 351 YJ-
42-75445 P-47D 352 SX-V Callans Capt. Glenn G
42-75457 P-47D 351 YJ- Lost 28 May 44 - Lt. Joseph R Farley KIA 5027
42-75507 P-47D 351 YJ-R Stanley Lt. Richard D Dottie From 356 FG 361 FS
42-75530 P-47D 352 SX-N Newman Lt. Robert A Wham Bam Lost in this a/c 16 March 44 - KIA 3103
42-75544 P-47D 352 SX-Q Kipfer Lt. Charles W Lost 16 March 44 - Lt. Harry H Dustin KIA 3104
42-75552 P-47D 352 SX-R Morrison Capt. Maurice M Hi-Lander Lost 6 June 44 - F/O. Earl W Green Evaded 5503
42-75563 P-47D 351 YJ-V Zina
42-75570 P-47D 351 YJ-F Field Lt. Herbert K Devil's Thumb Lost in this a/c 7 June 44 - KIA 5562
42-75573 P-47D 350 LH-R Walsh Capt. Francis T Brooklyn Babe Reassigned to Ruscitto.
42-75608 P-47D 352 SX-K Junttila Maj. Wilbert H "Weep" Ginny (The Flying Finn) Taxi accident 9 July 44 - run into from behind by 42-26643 SX-A
42-75622 P-47D 352 SX-F Swanezy F/O John J Jr. Betty Lost in this a/c 18 Aug 44 - KIA 8132
42-75622 P-47D 352 SX-F Armstrong Lt. Clifford F Hun Buster Reassigned to Swanezy
42-75631 P-47D 352 SX-
42-75647 P-47D 351 YJ- Lost 22 Feb 44 - Lt. Joseph E Wood KIA 2671
42-75653 P-47D 351 YJ- Lost 22 Feb 44 - Lt. Donald M Hurlburt KIA 2673
42-75670 P-47D 351 YJ-W Hairless Joe Taxi accident 13 October 1944 - Lt. Richard F Vomaske. To 56 FG 63 FS
42-75676 P-47D 351 YJ-K Lahke Capt. William K Janny M
42-75683 P-47D 352 SX-Z Marchant Lt. William S Big Totsy Reassigned from Dustin
42-75683 P-47D 352 SX-Z Dustin Lt. Harry H Big Totsy Lost 30 May 44 - Lt. Francis L Edwards KIA 5205
42-75688 P-47D 351 YJ-G Perpente Lt. George F Fran / Doady Lost 30 May 44 - Lt. Harry F Hunter POW 5304
42-75691 P-47D 350 LH-S Lost 28 June 44 - Lt. John F Starr Jr. KIFA
42-75702 P-47D 351 YJ-O Compton Lt. Gordon B Big Bouncer
42-75707 P-47D 352 SX-A Hoey Maj. Charles J
42-75707 P-47D 352 SX-A Keywan Lt. Richard V Little Hotsy Lost in this a/c 12 June 44 - details unknown 5587
42-75740 P-47D 351 YJ-R McGraw Capt. Charles L Liberty Queen
42-75804 P-47D 351 YJ- Lost 24 April 44 - Lt. William C Crampton POW 4314
42-75807 P-47D 351 YJ-
42-75815 P-47D 351 YJ-E Bishop Lt. John W Patrica Baby Lost 17 Sept 44 - Lt. Robert N Greene KIA 8802
42-75815 P-47D 351 YJ-E Emory Capt. Frank N Sis II
42-75850 P-47D 351 YJ- Lost 4 March 44 - Lt. William R burkett KIA 2793
42-75856 P-47D 351 YJ-Y Christensen Lt. William J Betts
42-75857 P-47D 351 YJ-P Cobb Lt. William G Trisha