356th Fighter Group

Station

Martlesham Heath 5 October 1943 to 2 November 1945

Station Callsigns

Recount

Group Callsigns

Soundwave to 22 April ’44 then:
Lampshade (A Group)
Notebook (B Group)
Seaweed (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)

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359th Fighter Squadron

Code:
OC
Callsign:
  • Beachhouse to 22 April '44 then:
  • Farmhouse (A Group)
  • Bucket (B Group)

360th Fighter

Code:
PI
Callsign:
  • Plaster to 22 April '44 then:
  • Vortex (A Group)
  • Deansgate (B Group)

361st Fighter Squadron

Code:
QI
Callsign:
  • Molecat to 22 April '44 then:
  • Chinwag (A Group)
  • Webber (B Group)

Total Records: 599

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
42-8491 P-47D 359 OC-C Tiger Lil No regular pilot. Named by c.c.after local girl! Lost 14 Aug 44 - Lt. Louis G Alphonse KIA 7373
42-8492 P-47D 359 OC-A Cotter Lt. William W "Wally" The Falcon Lost 26 Feb 44 - Cotter killed in crash-landing @ Martlesham Heath
42-8496 P-47D - To 5ERS
42-8497 P-47D 360 PI- Battle damage 3rd March 1944 Lt. Shirley J Green
42-8502 P-47D 360 PI-W Ashbridge Lt. Julius B Hell's Angel Lost in this a/c 29 Nov 43 - POW 1436
42-8507 P-47D 360 PI- Lost 11 Feb 44 - Capt. Byron A Evans KIA 2296
42-8509 P-47D 361 QI-O Metzger Lt. Allen M Lost 29 Nov 43 - Lt. Allen M Metzger KIA 1453
42-8510 P-47D 361 QI-Y Gillette Lt. Richard W "Razor Blade" Shoo Shoo Baby
42-8510 P-47D 361 QI-M Porter Capt. Fred S Jr. Fireball
42-8510 P-47D 361 QI-X Landing accident Martlesham Heath 24 Oct 44 - Maj Maurice A Cristadoro Jr. (HQ)
42-8512 P-47D 359 OC-O To 361 FG 22 Mar 44
42-8523 P-47D 360 PI-F Kress Capt. Lester F Dear Alean Named from the opening of his letters to his girlfriend Alean Brisley. To 78th FG via 352nd.
42-8533 P-47D 360 PI-K Lost 20 May 44 - Lt. Alexander S Koczak POW 5102
42-8535 P-47D 360 PI-J Jeannie Janet
42-8535 P-47D 360 PI- McLaughlin Capt. Harry B Snatch Wagon Taxiing accident Martlesham Heath 30 Mar 44 - Capt. Westwood H Fletcher Jr.
42-8536 P-47D 361 QI-H Gibson Lt. Robert Crash-landed this a/c 29 Dec 43
42-8546 P-47D 359 OC-
42-8549 P-47D 359 OC-R Broxton Lt. Howell L Elsie Crash -landed this a/c 9 Sept 44
42-8559 P-47D 359 OC-G Crash-landed 20 Feb 44 - Capt. Herbert Weber
42-8564 P-47D 359 OC-A Landing accident Martlesham Heath 1 Sept 44 - Lt. John F Pietruszka
42-8567 P-47D 359 OC-W Holtz Capt. Raymond K We Four
42-8568 P-47D 359 OC-G Baccus Lt.Col. Donald A "Don" The Bloody Shaft
42-8568 P-47D 359 OC-I Baccus Lt.Col. Donald A "Don" The Bloody Shaft Crashed on takeoff 28 May 44 - Lt. William G Craig
42-8574 P-47D 359 OC-X Conroy Lt. Robert B Princess Pat
42-8585 P-47D - Force-landed on continent 25 Sept 44
42-8588 P-47D 359 OC-K Chickering Lt. Rolfe L Gracie Renamed "Gracie" from 4-F in honour of Lt. Chickering's wife.
42-8588 P-47D 359 OC-K 4-F Cowl with name 4F removed from Lt. Frank A Forsyth's previous a/c. 4F does not in this case mean the normal "unfit for military service" but to "Fearless Fosdick Frank Forsyth" as called by his crew. A/c reassigned to Lt. Chickering.
42-8591 P-47D -
42-8594 P-47D -
42-8598 P-47D 359 OC- Hull Lt. John D Lost in this a/c 29 Nov 43 - POW 1452
42-8599 P-47D 359 OC- Salvaged 13 Feb 44 @ Manston
42-8601 P-47D 359 OC-Z Beach Lt. Warren A Lost in this a/c 29 Nov 43 - POW 1536
42-8608 P-47D 361 QI-B Swift Lt. Blayne A Butch - artwork of cartoon character "Smokey Stover"
42-8617 P-47D 359 OC-T Earnhart Lt. Charles B (ex RCAF)
42-8617 P-47D 359 OC-T Peet Capt. George B Crash-landed this a/c 20 June 44 at RAF Woodbridge.
42-8630 P-47D 361 QI-A Waller Lt.Col. William III Skeeter / Kiss of Death To 353 FG
42-8632 P-47D -
42-8639 P-47D 359 OC- Lost 7 Jan 44 - Lt. William F Brown KIA 1736
42-8640 P-47D 361 QI-T Strait Maj. Donald J "Don" Jersey Jerk To 361 Fg 375 FS as E2-D
42-8645 P-47D 359 OC-T Peet Capt. George B (ex RCAF) To 359 FG 368 FS as CV-M
42-8646 P-47D 359 OC-G Recoded to J
42-8646 P-47D 359 OC-J Vossler Lt. Richard G To 359th FG
42-8647 P-47D -
42-8650 P-47D 361 QI-C Bailey Capt. Thomas F Zombie Crash-landed 16 Feb 44 Capt. Reginald C McDowell - To 78 FG & lost 28 Aug 44
42-8654 P-47D 359 OC-E O'Barr Lt. William C
42-8662 P-47D 361 QI-X Hayden Lt. William R Lost in this a/c 30 Dec 43 - KIA 1870
42-8668 P-47D 360 PI- Lost 11 Nov 43 - Lt. Dolar A Martin KIA 1450
42-8677 P-47D 361 QI-L Hyde Capt. Paul H Jr. Lost in this a/c 20 Dec 43 - KIA 1540
42-8685 P-47D 361 QI-N To 78 FG as HL-R
42-8692 P-47D 361 QI-Q Martin Lt. Johnnie F Lost in this a/c 29 Nov 43 - KIA 1543