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
44-13659 P-51D 358 YF-J McNally Lt. Russell J Morphine Sue II To SFX
44-13674 P-51D 357 OS-B Strachan Lt. Robert W Fat Stuff Ditched in Channel 20 July 1944 due to engine failure - Lt. Strachan recovered.
44-13675 P-51D 358 YF-X Peters Lt. Robert O Lost in this a/c 18 Sept 44 - KIA 9238
44-13677 P-51D 357 OS-X Cullerton Capt. William J "Bill" Miss Steve Named for his wife. a/c to Watkins. Became OS-N Fickle Fanny
44-13677 P-51D 357 OS-N Watkins Lt. David P Fickle Fanny a/c From Cullerton (re-coded from OS-X)
44-13686 P-51D 358 YF-N Dillon Capt. Richard M Rugged Rebel III Rugged Rebel II per Wells but III per photo (see 5E-N of 1 S/F & YF -N of 1SF (E))
44-13693 P-51D 354 WR-C Jackson Lt. Norbert P Rec-coded to WR-O
44-13693 P-51D 358 YF-E Fees Lt. Edwin W Adell / Noha Borshun
44-13699 P-51D 357 OS-D Cox Lt. William A G.I.Jive To SFX
44-13708 P-51D 358 YF-X Donathan Lt. Ben F Crash -landed in this a/c - returned
44-13711 P-51D 354 WR-N
44-13726 P-51D 357 OS-U Hendrickson Lt. Edwin M per wells
44-13728 P-51D 357 OS-G Crash landed 12 Sept 44 - Capt. Fred R Haviland Jr.
44-13734 P-51D 357 OS-S Garlich Lt. Robert H Lost 14 Aug 44 - Lt. William A Shade - Evaded 7611
44-13756 P-51D 354 WR-J Martin Lt. William D Martin's Gloria a/c to Walsh
44-13756 P-51D 354 WR-G Walsh Lt. Robert J Stubborn Stella a/c from Martin
44-13764 P-51D 354 WR-E Priest Lt. Royce W Weepin' Deacon II Bellied -in in minefield.
44-13764 P-51D 354 WR-E Taylor Eaglebeak a/c name not shown in photo of starboard side
44-13771 P-51D 357 OS-N Kirby Maj. Henry H Jr. Arkansas Traveller
44-13777 P-51D 357 OS-N Watkins Lt. Robert N
44-13777 P-51D 357 OS-N Rough and Ready
44-13796 P-51D 357 OS-N Lost 12 Sept 44 - Lt. John M Chapman POW 9004
44-13879 P-51D 358 YF-F Rosenblatt Maj. Charles J Clare 2 Lost 15 March 45 - Lt. Johnnie W Long - Evaded 13410
44-13879 P-51D 358 YF-F Snook Lt. Keo L Lady Dana a/c to Rosenblatt
44-13945 P-51D 357 OS-K Bille Maj. Henry S Prune Face Lost 28 Aug 44 - Lt. Lawrence A Philips - Evaded 8314
44-13959 P-51D 357 OS-H Loaner from 4th FG and retained by 355th FG following use in Frantic VII mission and landing accident on return.
44-14### P-51D 354 WR-R Hauver Lt. Charles D "Chuck" Red Raider (L&R )
44-14001 P-51D 354 WR-A Kurtz Capt. Robert G Hat Jane Lost in this a/c 3 Aug 44 - POW 7428
44-14077 P-51D 358 YF-E Blair Capt. Charles W Jr. Raunchy Runt II Lost 12 Sept 44 - Lt. Roddy W reed Jr. KIA 9005
44-14079 P-51D 354 WR-P Hulderman Lt. Robert E The Iowa Beaut II
44-14089 P-51D 354 WR-J Johnson Lt. F. Mark Sweet "Dosey" II Named for his wife Dorothy. Lost 13 January 1945 - Lt. George R Brucks belly-landed due to weather conditions
44-14090 P-51D 354 WR-R Hauver Lt. Charles D "Chuck" Princess Pat Taxying accident 22 Oct 44 - Maurey H Ivey - see 44-14760
44-14126 P-51D 358 YF-R Beckman Lt. Jack M Hot Shot
44-14126 P-51D 358 YF-R Finnesey Lt. Robert V Hot Shot Crashed on take-off 5 Dec 44 - Capt Seeley
44-14163 P-51D 358 YF-Y Tulloch Lt. John F Jr. Jake The Snake
44-14173 P-51D 357 OS-M Knight Lt. Harold I Sue - Sue
44-14186 P-51D 357 OS-E Lost 18 Oct 44 - Lt. William Lonkausky POW 9463
44-14201 P-51D 357 OS-M Mustang Lost 28 Aug 44 - Lt. John T Hurley - Evaded 8315
44-14203 P-51D 357 OS-C Englebreit Capt. Joseph C Spook 3rd Lost in this a/c 2 Nov 44 - POW 10241
44-14214 P-51D 358 YF-V Brown Lt. Robert H Kable Kuttin' Kid
44-14222 P-51D 357 OS-S Reiff Lt. William Joyce Lee Written off in crash-landing 9 Dec 44 - Lt. Victor D Inglesias due to faulty pitch control.
44-14222 P-51D 357 OS-C Could be coded "G" photo unclear
44-14228 P-51D 354 WR-P Truel Lt. Thomas F Lady Barbara II Lost in this a/c 4 April 45 - KIA 14149
44-14228 P-51D 354 WR-S White Capt. Alvin S Mary Lou
44-14230 P-51D 358 YF-T Gresham Capt. Walter V Jr. Trigger III Lost 1 March 45 - Capt. Jack M Beckman KIA 12835
44-14252 P-51D 358 YF-B Lanius Lt. John H Lucille II
44-14252 P-51D 354 WR-H Williamson Capt. Brady C Palma Damaged on take-off - to 358 F/S on repair
44-14260 P-51D 357 OS-W Wilson Maj. John H Becky Lost in this a/c 14 Feb45 - KIA (crash-landing)
44-14275 P-51D 354 WR-F Graham Lt.Col. Gordon M "Gordy, Ace" Down For Double Lost 22 Feb 45 - Lt. George A Kemper Jr. POW 12671
44-14275 P-51D 354 WR-F Lenfest Maj. Charles W "Chuck" Lorie V a/c to Graham