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
44-15533 P-51D 351 YJ-
44-15539 P-51D 351 YJ-H Hartley Capt. Raymond E Jr Ku
44-15587 P-51D 352 SX-U Rosatone Capt. Anthony R Stasia II a/c named for girlfriend. Lost in this a/c 18 Jan 45 - KIA due to Flak on volunteer mission during Bulge 11865
44-15589 P-51D 350 LH-Q Abernathy Capt. Robert W Lady Gwen II
44-15594 P-51D 350 LH-E Miss Kay Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Donald E Howie KIA 13971
44-15614 P-51D 352 SX-V Callans Capt. Glenn G Lost 16 January 1945 - Capt. Callans bailed out near Brussels due to engine failure.
44-15624 P-51D 351 YJ-G Geiger Lt. Clarence G
44-15671 P-51D 350 LH-P Jung Lt. Hal "Jungo" Miss Ellen (L & R) Named for his then girlfriend Miss Ellen McOwen of Mahopac N.Y.
44-15691 P-51D 352 SX-Z Schreiber Lt. Joseph Brad's Dad Lost in this a/c 2 March 45 - POW 12864
44-15691 P-51D 352 SX-Z Li'l Shirl
44-63197 P-51D 350 LH-L Dyer Capt. Joseph E "Jed" Mascara Maggie Named after his mother. Lost 15 April 45 Lt. William C Fitch KITA
44-63684 P-51D 352 SX-B Bailey Lt.Col. William B Double Trouble Two
44-63879 P-51D 350 LH-S Elder Maj. Robert A Miss Camille To Sweden post war as 26128
44-63887 P-51D 351 YJ-O
44-63896 P-51D 350 LH-S Allison Capt. Ralph T Molly-M Became "The G Nat"
44-63896 P-51D 350 LH-S Grizzle Lt. Wiley H Jr. The G Nat Lost in this a/c 24 March 45 - KIA 13441
44-63897 P-51D 350 LH-
44-64122 P-51D 351 YJ-R McGraw Capt. Charles L Kansas City Kitty III To Sweden post war as 26130
44-72095 P-51D 350 LH-A
44-72096 P-51D 350 LH-F Miss Betsy
44-72096 P-51D 350 LH-F Kammer Lt. George D Baltimore Belle
44-72106 P-51D 352 SX-U Stasia
44-72113 P-51D 352 SX-E McAdory Lt. Louis M The Lord is my Shepherd To Sweden post was as 26089
44-72136 P-51D 350 LH-K Gustke F/O. Richard N Mokey too
44-72157 P-51D 351 YJ-X
44-72168 P-51D 350 LH-A Lady Doris II
44-72171 P-51D 351 YJ-Q Markham Capt. Gene E Mr Gary II Named for his first son, Gary. Replacement for 44-14949
44-72174 P-51D 351 YJ-S Murray F/O Harold S Massa Bama
44-72175 P-51D 350 LH-W Little Red II Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Walter A Prescott KIA 13972
44-72212 P-51D 350 LH-O Tanner Capt. William F "Wild Bill" Prudence 7th
44-72219 P-51D 352 SX-
44-72231 P-51D 351 YJ-L Carroll Capt. Arthur C To 357 FG
44-72254 P-51D 352 SX-
44-72259 P-51D 350 LH-R Kolb Capt. Herbert G Baby Duck
44-72263 P-51D 350 LH-Q Cozy Rosie
44-72267 P-51D 351 YJ-P Lewis Lt. Donald E
44-72277 P-51D 351 YJ-
44-72292 P-51D 350 LH-N Gordon Lt. Ray C Miss Florida
44-72299 P-51D 351 YJ-O Compton Maj. Gordon B Little Bouncer To Sweden post war as 26100
44-72302 P-51D 350 LH-F Lost 26 Mar 45 - Maj. William F Tanner bailed out
44-72330 P-51D 351 YJ-K To 359 FG
44-72364 P-51D 352 SX-L Tordoff Capt. Harrison B "Bud" Up Upa Epops Name is Latin for Hoopoe Bird which has ungainly flight
44-72374 P-51D 350 LH-U Blickenstaff Lt.Col. Wayne K "Blick" Betty-E / Dolores
44-72392 P-51D 352 SX-V Davis Capt. William C Aurora Houn' Dog - Feed It It's Hungry
44-72399 P-51D 350 LH-M Haynes Capt. Harry E Hey Bolo II To Sweden post war as 26076
44-72408 P-51D 352 SX-G Harbin Lt. William R Little Jo
44-72694 P-51D 352 SX-W Anderson Lt. Roy R Meandering Moose Lt. Andering was nicknamed "Moose" as he was the tallest pilot in the squadron
44-72736 P-51D 350 LH-S Elder Maj. Robert A Miss Camille Replacement for 44-63879 which went to Sweden shortly before the end of hostilities.
44-72737 P-51D 350 LH-
44-72754 P-51D 352 SX-K Rose Lt. Robert T Snuggle Bunny