359th Fighter Group

Station

East Wretham (USAAF Station No. 133) 19 October 1943 to 2 November 1945

Station Callsigns

Woodbrook

Group Callsigns

Wallpaint to 22 April ’44 then:
Chairman (A Group)
Cavetop (B Group)
Ragtime (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)

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368th Fighter Squadron

Code:
CV
Callsign:
  • Beesnet to 2 January '44 then
  • Jackson to 2 April '44 then
  • Jigger (A Group)
  • Handy (B Group)

369th Fighter Squadron

Code:
IV
Callsign:
  • Tiretread to 22 April '44 then:
  • Tinplate (A Group)
  • Earnest (B Group)

370th Fighter Squadron

Code:
CS (CR to mid-March 1944)
Callsign:
  • Wheeler to 22 April '44 then:
  • Redcross (A Group)
  • Rollo (B Group)

Total Records: 583

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
42-75273 P-47 368 CV-U Kibbler Lt. Ralph E
41-6255 P-47C 368 CV-O From 78th FG
41-6282 P-47C 370 CR-O
41-6324 P-47C 369 IV-X
P-47D 369 IV-S Linderer Lt. Howard A Briney Marlin
P-47D 369 IV-S Sackett Lt. Stanley E
P-47D 369 IV-A Swanson Lt.Col. William H
P-47D 369 IV-P Taylor Capt. Lester G
P-47D 369 IV-H Brundage Lt. Lowell W
42- P-47D 370 CS-L Doersch Maj. George A "Pop" Originally coded CR-L
42- P-47D 370 CS- Downing Lt. John L "Big Dog" Big Dog
42- P-47D 368 CV- Little One
42-22464 P-47D 369 IV- Lost 8 April 44 - Lt. Clifford E Carter KIA 3898
42-22468 P-47D 368 CV-S Smith Lt. James B Geronimo (L&R)
42-22480 P-47D 370 CS-K
42-22528 P-47D 369 IV-B/ Painter Capt. Jefferson C Stinker
42-22758 P-47D 369 IV-O
42-22761 P-47D 370 CR- Lost 11 Jan 44 - Lt. Lynn W Hair KIA
42-22766 P-47D 368 CV-S
42-22766 P-47D 368 CV-S Smith Lt. James B Hairless Joe Named from character in Al Capp cartoon.
42-22774 P-47D 368 CV-B Bolefahr Capt. Wayne N
42-22776 P-47D 368 CV-D Pino Lt. James R Belly-landed 23 Apr 44 - Capt. Andrew T Lemmens. To 78 F/G
42-22786 P-47D 368 CV-B Bolefahr Capt. Wayne N
42-22788 P-47D 368 CV-S Too 56th FG
42-22791 P-47D 369 IV-E Crawford Lt. Cecil W Little Friend Lost 3 Feb 44 - Lt. Cecil W Crawford KIA 2132
42-25738 P-47D 370 CS-M Crash-landed framlingham 29 Apr 44 - Lt.Col. Daniel D McKee
42-25994 P-47D 369 IV-W Prewitt Lt. Luster H Hustlin' Hussy To 78th FG on conversion to P-51s
42-26005 P-47D 369 IV-R Staley Lt. Charles W Sally
42-26024 P-47D 370 CR- Crashed 4 Dec 44 - salvaged on continent
42-26024 P-47D 370 CR-D
42-26060 P-47D 368 CV-O To 56th FG 62nd FS
42-74632 P-47D 370 CS-D
42-74633 P-47D 368 CV-W Hunter Capt. John B
42-74640 P-47D 370 CR- Crash-landed 3 Feb 44 - Capt. Charles W Hipsher
42-74642 P-47D 369 IV-K Kruger Capt. Charles H Nancy June
42-74645 P-47D 369 IV-N Cranfill Lt.Col. Niven K Deviless
42-74645 P-47D 369 IV-E Crawford Lt. Cecil W (became IV-N)
42-74651 P-47D 368 CV-Q Perkins Capt. Earl P
42-74666 P-47D 369 IV-O Oliphint Capt. John H The Mad Rebel
42-74671 P-47D 369 CR-T Brown Capt. Carey H Jeepers
42-74676 P-47D 370 CS-X Blondie II w/w Hack
42-74682 P-47D 368 CV-Y Baldridge Lt. Arlen R "Baldy"
42-74685 P-47D 369 IV-T Matthew Capt. Harry L Pistol Packin' Mama Take-off accident East Wretham 6 Mar 44 - Capt. Harry L Matthew
42-74695 P-47D 368 CV-E Cater Lt. Elmer H
42-74698 P-47D 370 CR-K King Lt. Herman E Belly landed this a/c Manston 21 Dec 43
42-74719 P-47D 370 CS-O Hodges Capt. William R
42-74719 P-47D 370 CR-O Hodges Capt. William R Recoded to CS-O
42-74721 P-47D 368 CV-K White Lt. Samuel A
42-74730 P-47D 369 IV-U Rodeheaver Lt. Homer L Landing accident East Wretham 20 Nov 43 - Lt. Horner L Rodheaver
42-74731 P-47D 369 IV-B/ Painter Capt. Jefferson C Stinker