355th Fighter Group

The Steeple Morden Strafers

Station

Steeple Morden

Station Callsigns

Towrope to 22 April ’44 then:
Two Room

Group Callsigns

Sunshade to 22 April ’44 then:
Uncle (A Group)
Hornpipe (B Group)
Borax (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)

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354th Fighter Squadron

Code:
WR
Callsign:
  • Haywood to 22 April '44 then:
  • Falcon (A Group)
  • Chieftan (B Group)

357th Fighter Squadron

Code:
OS
Callsign:
  • Blowball to 22 April '44 then:
  • Custard (A Group)
  • Moses (B Group)

358th Fighter Squadron

Code:
YF
Callsign:
  • Trooptrain to 22 April '44 then:
  • Bentley (A Group)
  • Beehive (B Group)

Total Records: 554

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
44- P-51D 354 WR-I Rood Lt. Ronald N Miss Janice
44- P-51D 358 YF- Bette's Battle Baby
44- P-51D 354 WR-R Ike II Per Wells
44- P-51D 357 OS-G Patty
44- P-51D 358 YF-Q Dissette Capt. Lawrence J Damn Yank III
44- P-51D 358 YF-U Marsh Lt. Halbert G Lady Elionne III
44-11000 P-51D 358 YF-I Comanche Joe Per Wells - not P-51 serial
44-11194 P-51D 357 OS-B Delhammer Lt. Robert W Super Gal II
44-11200 P-51D HQ YF- Kinnard Col. Claiborn H Jr "Zoot" Blue/yellow/red stripes to fuselage Post-war markings
44-11206 P-51D 358 YF-A
44-11215 P-51D 357 OS-Q Owens Lt. Robert B
44-11342 P-51D 357 OS-F Lyons Lt. William W "Tiger" Tiger's Revenge Lost 16 April 1945 - Lt. Joseph E Lake KIA No MACR
44-11352 P-51D 358 YF-U Bonner Lt. John Jr. Reassigned to Masters.
44-11352 P-51D 358 YF-U Masters Lt. Frank R Isabelle a/c reassigned from Bonner.
44-11352 P-51D 354 WR-M a/c crash landed 30 Nov 44 Salvaged
44-13279 P-51D 357 OS-M Buckles Lt. Clifford R (ex 355 F/G) Lois To SFX
44-13302 P-51D 358 YF-E Blair Capt. Charles W Jr. Raunchy Runt Lost 28 Aug 44 - Lt. Arthur G Duppstadt - Evaded 8400
44-13305 P-51D 354 WR-Z Brown Capt. Henry W "Baby" The Hun Hunter ~ Texas Lost in this a/c 3 Oct 44 - POW 9261
44-13305 P-51D HQ WR-A Kinnard Lt.Col Claiborne H Jr Man O' War Reassigned to Brown as WR-Z
44-13319 P-51D 358 YF-O Ksanznak Lt. Thomas A Killed in action in this a/c on 13 January 1945 for unknown reason. Flying as Spare 2.
44-13349 P-51D 354 WR-W Williams Lt. Sumner C Margie II To SFX
44-13353 P-51D 357 OS-U Hendrickson Lt. Edwin M Gin Rummy (L & R) CRT 3 Aug 44
44-13354 P-51D 358 YF-L Sluga Lt.Col. Emil L Slugger Lost in this a/c 21 March 45 - POW 13409
44-13359 P-51D 358 YF-O Ksanznak Lt.Thomas A Lost 13 Jan 45 - Ksanznak KIFA
44-13366 P-51D 358 YF-K Douglass Lt. Ward H Baby Buggy
44-13366 P-51D 358 YF-K Tolby Lt. William W Darling Jane (L) Darling Marion (R) Named for his wife Jane. Marion was on the "crew chief's side" so no doubt was significant to him.
44-13366 P-51D 358 YF-K Artwork - Two dice showing 2 & 5
44-13369 P-51D 357 OS-C Damaged in take off accident 9 Sept 44 - Capt. Joseph C Englebreit
44-13375 P-51D 354 WR-A Kinnard Lt.Col. Claiborn H Jr. "Zoot" Man o' War From 4 FG
44-13397 P-51D 357 OS-Y
44-13407 P-51D 357 OS-P Crash landed 29 June 44 - Lt. Clifford R Buckles
44-13526 P-51D 357 OS-E Fuller Lt. Leonard B Myrt II (L) Kay (R) Lost in this a/c 7 July 44 - KIA 6792
44-13531 P-51D 357 OS-U Hendrickson Lt. Edwin M Gin Rummy (L & R)
44-13531 P-51D 358 YF-I Hovde Maj. William J "Billy" Ole III Destroyed in take-off accident 8 Sept 44
44-13540 P-51D 354 WR-P Kemper Lt. George A Jr. Betsy K a/c written off 3 Feb 45 - belly landing
44-13540 P-51D 354 WR-S Stewart Col. Everett W "Ev, Stew" Sunny VI
44-13564 P-51D 358 YF-C Haraburda Lt. Edward F Little Nobody Lost in this a/c 20 Nov 44 - KIA 10297
44-13565 P-51D 358 YF-N Santos Lt. Albert R Lois Carolyn II
44-13565 P-51D 358 YF-N Maisch Lt. Joseph J Jr. Baltimore Jo-Jo Lost 28 Aug 44 - Lt. Wilson B Weber KIA (name just "Baltimore" per Wells) 8399
44-13571 P-51D 354 WR-U Kucheman Maj. Henry J "Hank" Miss Behave / Li'l Lo a/c to Mendenhall as WR-X
44-13571 P-51D 354 WR-X Mendenhall Lt. Lee G Texas Terror IV
44-13571 P-51D 354 WR-X Stalcup Lt. Oran H Jolly Roger Lost in this a/c 10 Feb 45 - Ditched in Channel KIA
44-13574 P-51D 357 OS-A Lost 26 Nov 44 - Lt. Bernard R Barab KIA 11079
44-13591 P-51D 354 WR-O Heaton Lt. Robert L Chugger II Lost 4 April 45 - Lt. Richard A Gray POW 13956
44-13625 P-51D 358 YF-L Sluga Lt.Col. Emil L Slugger a/c lost in Channel 18 Aug 44
44-1363. P-51D 358 YF-W Dix Lt.Col. Gerald J Pussie Jane per Wells
44-13630 P-51D 354 WR-M Graham Lt. Clarence H Darlin' Doris a/c to Zimmerman on completion of tour.
44-13630 P-51D 354 WR-M Zimmerman Lt. Albert A Pittsburgh Smoker Lost in this a/c 2 Nov 44 - Evaded 10432
44-13654 P-51D 357 OS-G Gilleland Lt. Alvah G Georgia Peach Lost 3 Aug 44 - Lt. John A Cotter POW 7728
44-13658 P-51D 357 OS-