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
44-14282 P-51D 357 OS-G Max Lt. Joseph Patty
44-14282 P-51D 357 OS-G Misner Lt. Richard F Big Stoop / Fate - That's Life
44-14293 P-51D 354 WR-B Ivey Lt. Maury H Lackin' Shackin' Lost in this a/c 10 Dec 44 - POW 10887
44-14293 P-51D 354 WR-B Marshall Maj. Bert W Jr Jane II Flak damaged 15 Aug 44 a/c to Ivey. Said to be B but bar does not show in photo
44-14293 P-51D 354 WR-B Smith Lt. Bert I Sylvia a/c to Marshall
44-14314 P-51D 357 OS-K Bille Maj. Henry S Prune Face
44-14314 P-51D 357 OS-L Dressler Lt. Jack H Sexless Stein / One More Time Lost in this a/c 15 March 45 - Evaded via Russia
44-14316 P-51D 358 YF-Z Fussell Capt. Roscoe J To 2nd Air Division
44-14342 P-51D 358 YF-H Kouche Lt. Clarence H Susan B II Lost 16 Jan 45 out of fuel - Lt. Fees bailed-out over UK
44-14342 P-51D 358 YF-H Pearson Lt. Peter J Reluctant Dragon a/c to Kouche
44-14346 P-51D 354 WR-K Jabara Lt. James Ceegar Kid Lost 2 June 45 - mid-air collision with Beeler
44-14362 P-51D 354 WR-D Fletcher Lt. Jack M Skippy / Bulldogs Named after his sister. To 370th FG 9th AF post war.
44-14365 P-51D 354 WR-B Langley Lt. Donald B Li'l Curly Top
44-14367 P-51D 357 OS-Z Crash-landed 9 Oct 44
44-14371 P-51D 354 WR-Z
44-14374 P-51D 354 WR-A Williamson Capt. Brady C Palma II Destroyed 1 Jan 45 in B17 crash @ Steeple Morden
44-14374 P-51D 354 WR-A
44-14385 P-51D 358 YF-N Maisch Lt. Joseph J Jr. Baltimore Jo Jo II
44-14385 P-51D 358 YF-N McCollom Lt. Francis N Dougie / Woolly Lamb Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - POW 13930
44-14402 P-51D 357 OS-H Haviland Capt. Fred R Jr. Barbara Lost 26 Feb 45 - Hardee KIFA
44-14409 P-51D 354 WR-F Lenfest Maj. Charles W "Chuck" Lorie IV Lost in this a/c 3 Oct 44 - POW 9262
44-14409 P-51D 354 WR-B Marshall Maj. Bert W Jr Jane III a/c to Lenfest. Photo in MA seems to show Jane "II"
44-14413 P-51D 357 OS-P The Little Rebel
44-14434 P-51D 357 OS-Z Badavas Lt. Charles Maria
44-14498 P-51D 358 YF-S McElroy Capt. James N Big Stoop II Crash-landed 6 Nov 44 @ Steeple Morden
44-14498 P-51D 358 YF-S Webb Lt. Marcell E Ridge Runner
44-14498 P-51D 358 YF-S Martin Lt. Edward B Our Blue Heaven - Jeannie and Me and Davy Makes Three Named for the favourite song of he and his wife Jeannie. Davy was their son, born whilst Lt. Martin was still on operations.
44-14536 P-51D 354 WR-I Hull Lt. Charles V Jr. Lost in this a/c 9 Nov 44 - POW 10431
44-14541 P-51D 358 YF-I Hovde Maj. William J "Billy" Ole IV Written off in crash-landing by Maj. Hovde on 16 January 1945
44-14563 P-51D 354 WR-Q Galer Lt. Donald V Cherraine a/c from Spencer. Named for his wife
44-14563 P-51D 354 WR-Q Spencer Capt. Charles H Sparky
44-14564 P-51D 358 YF-E Blair Capt. Charles W Jr. Crash-landed Jan 45 - Capt. Grant A Seeley Jr.
44-14603 P-51D 354 WR-Y Duffy Capt. James E Jr. Dragon Wagon Written-off 10 Feb 45 - crash-landing
44-14630 P-51D 354 WR-S White Capt. Alvin S Mary Lou
44-14644 P-51D 358 YF-Q Dissette Capt. Lawrence J Damn Yank IV Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - POW (name "Dame" Yank III & Evaded per Wells) 13932
44-14704 P-51D 354 WR-R Goth Lt. Robert A "Red" Psyche Lost in this a/c 4 April 45 - KIA 13957
44-14704 P-51D 354 WR-R Hauver Lt. Charles D "Chuck" Princess Pat II
44-14711 P-51D 358 YF-M Peterson Lt. Noble E Dakota Kid II (R) / Long Island Kid Damaged 12 Dec 44
44-14753 P-51D 357 OS-O Minchew Capt. Leslie D "Les, Loogoo"
44-14760 P-51D 354 WR-T McDonald Lt. Norman E McDonald killed in landing accident this a/c 22 Oct 44
44-14786 P-51D 357 OS-U Griswold Lt. Walter L Joereine II
44-14786 P-51D 357 OS-U Miller Lt. Kenneth J The Melba J a/c reassigned to Griswold
44-14793 P-51D 357 OS-U
44-14795 P-51D 354 WR-B
44-14799 P-51D 358 YF-H Kouche Lt. Clarence H Susan B III Ex WR-B Jane IV after repair
44-14799 P-51D 354 WR-B Marshall Maj. Bert W Jr Jane IV Flak damaged 29 Nov 44 - Belly landed
44-14848 P-51D 357 OS-M Knight Lt. Harold I
44-14858 P-51D 357 OS-M Burnett Debbie Lee
44-14858 P-51D 357 OS-Y McNeff Capt. Edward P Kay
44-14858 P-51D 357 OS-C Lost 21June 45 - Lt. William T Burnett KIFA