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
44-72845 P-51D 350 LH-P Greenfield Lt. Bernard Li'l Miss Boomerang
44-72958 P-51D 350 LH-
44-73046 P-51D 350 LH-W Lanoue Lt. Roland J
44-73048 P-51D 351 YJ-G Lancaster Lt. John G Wichita Warrior II To Switzerland post-war as J-2122
44-73060 P-51D 350 LH-X Duncan Col. Glenn E Dove of Peace VIII
44-73103 P-51D 352 SX-B Bartley Lt. James G Little Midget (L) Missy (R)
44-73166 P-51D 350 LH-
44-11353 P-51K 350 LH-U Blickenstaff Lt Col. Wayne K The Betty E Reassigned to Brimer.
44-11353 P-51K 350 LH-Z Brimer Lt. Albert B Jayhawk Jalopy Named for his home state of Kansas
44-11559 P-51K 352 SX-K Juntilla Maj. Wilbert H "Weep" The Flying Finn
44-11559 P-51K 352 SX-K Lancaster Lt. Billy J Princess Marie Bailed from this a/c 17 April 45 13935
44-11565 P-51K 351 YJ-X Hilgenburg Lt. Raymond
44-11565 P-51K 352 SX-X Waggoner Capt. Horace Q Miss Illini II
44-11624 P-51K 352 SX-M Pletz Lt. Leroy C Donna Mite
44-11646 P-51K 350 LH-V Rimerman Col. Benjamin
44-11698 P-51K 351 YJ-B Brock Lt. Thomas C Lost in this a/c 21 Feb 45 - KIA 13223
44-12157 P-51K 350 LH-U Hermes From 339th FG
42-75573 P300 350 LH-R Ruscitto Capt. James O Natalie Ann Reassigned from Walsh. Lost 11 Aug 44 - Lt. Robert A Metz KIFA
42-26463 P_47D 352 SX-Y Reinhardt Lt. Edwin D O.U. Kid Rock Em Ohio