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
43-24764 P-51B 368 CV-B Lewis Capt. Wilbur H The Beachcomber (a/c from Bolefahr). Crash-landed 12 Sept. 44 RAF Woodbridge - Capt. Robert E Benefiel
43-24771 P-51B 369 IV-I
43-24778 P-51B 370 CS-H Ramser Capt. Galen E Zombie Crash-landed in this a/c 30 Sept 44
43-24786 P-51B 368 CV-N Drake Lt. Olin P Lost 10 June 44 - Capt. Wayne N Bolefahr KIA 5593
43-24791 P-51B 370 CS-D Newberg Lt. Warren R Victory Belle Stelle Lost 22 June 44 - Lt. Howard E Grimes KIA 6259
43-24791 P-51B 370 CS-P
43-24798 P-51B 369 IV-T Holliday Lt. Frank W "Bill" Norma J Named for his wife. Reassigned to Mettel.
43-24798 P-51B 369 IV-T Matthew Capt. Harry L Pistol Packin' Mama II Reassigned to Holliday.
43-24799 P-51B 370 CS-H To 361 FG 376 FS
43-24810 P-51B 370 CS-J Doersch Maj. George A "Pop" Miz Pop Lost 11 July 44 - Lt. Bennie F White KIA 6704
43-24833 P-51B 370 CS-Q Lost 11 May 44 - Lt. William R Hodges Evaded 4702
43-6461 P-51B 370 CS-Q Baker Lt. Wilson K Jr. Hot Pants Lost in this a/c 4 Aug 44 - Interned in Sweden 7432
43-6491 P-51B 368 CV-E Cater Lt. Elmer H Wanna Honey Lost in this a/c 4 June 44 - KIA 5404
43-6581 P-51B 368 CV-V Keesey Lt. John C Tootser
43-6581 P-51B 368 CV-V Kasper Capt. Billy D Richie 1st From Keesey.
43-6620 P-51B 369 IV-R Ralston Capt. Gilbert R Jr Lost 11 June 44 - Ralston bailed out over Channel - returned
43-6730 P-51B 369 IV-R To 354 FG 355 FS 9th AF
43-6757 P-51B 369 IV-F Booth Lt. Robert J "Posty" Oily Boid
43-6757 P-51B 369 IV-Z Campbell Lt. Robert W re-coded to IV-F
43-6775 P-51B 368 CV-P Simmons Lt. William R Lost in this a/c 11 June 44 - KIA 5591
43-6826 P-51B 370 CS-W Lost 23 Feb 45 - Lt. Garland J McGregor KITA
43-6862 P-51B 370 CS-U McInnes Capt. Robert L To 4 FG 336 FS
43-6876 P-51B 368 CV-F Rea Lt. Frank Jr.
43-6917 P-51B 368 CV-J Olson Lt. Paul E Marihelen Lost 3 Oct 44 Crash-landed France - Lt. Donald W Chatfield returned
43-6961 P-51B 370 CS-L Callahan Capt. Robert M Lost 28 July 44 - F/O. Walter W Wiley POW 7582
43-6962 P-51B 368 CV-Y Baldridge Lt. Arlen R "Baldy" Lost in this a/c 21 May 44 - POW - killed in captivity 5113
43-6995 P-51B 368 CV-Q Perkins Capt. Earl P Lost 21 July 44 - Capt. Chester R Gilmore bailed out over U.K.
43-7013 P-51B 370 CS-G Ambrose Capt. Vincent W Baltimore Babe a/c to Reese as CS-E
43-7013 P-51B 370 CS-E Reese F/O Luther C Lost in this a/c 21 July 44 - KIA 6834
43-7013 P-51B 369 IV- taxi accident East Wretham 29 April 44 - Lt. Michael J Sullivan
43-7155 P-51B 368 CV-C Hunter Capt. John B To 354 FG 356 FS as AJ-H
43-7155 P-51B 368 CV-C
43-7179 P-51B 370 CS-V Porter Lt. Alan C Lost in this a/c 8 May 44 - KIA 4536
43-7199 P-51B 369 IV-F Booth Lt. Robert J "Posty" Oily Boid II Lost in this a/c 8 June 44 - POW 5592
42-102996 P-51C 370 CS-S Tuchscherer Lt. Daniel R Lovin' Lulu II
42-103197 P-51C 368 CV-Y Cavanaugh Lt. Cornelius J Sweet Jean Marie Belly-landed Wattisham 3 Feb 45 - Lt. John W Herb
42-103197 P-51C 368 CV-H Hatter Capt. Robert B
42-103293 P-51C 370 CS-O Lost 1 May 1944 - Capt. Carey H Brown Jr. KITA
42-103294 P-51C 370 CS-C Lemmens Maj. Andrew T Shrimp Crash-landed 29 May 1944 at East Wretham
42-103295 P-51C 370 CS-O To 339 F/G
42-103318 P-51C 368 CV-U Lost 1 Sept 44 - Lt. Edward C Kaloski - Evaded 8550
42-103318 P-51C 370 CS-Z Taxi accident (parked) 19 May 44
42-103319 P-51C 370 CS-R Shupe Lt. Joseph E
42-103322 P-51C 368 CV-A Lost 17 June 44 - Lt. Wayne W Brown KIFA
42-103329 P-51C 368 CV-Z Tacon Col. Avelin P Jr. Lost 10 June 44 - Lt. Olin P Drake - Evaded 5594
42-103339 P-51C 369 IV-F Princess Pat Lost 4 Nov 44 - Lt. Edward J Thorne POW 10427
42-103343 P-51C 370 CS-D Lost 11 May 44 - Lt. Edward J Maslow POW 4703
42-103354 P-51C 369 IV-B Lost 25 May 44 - Capt. Charles C Ettlesen - Evaded 5114
42-103394 P-51C 370 CS-B To 339th FG
42-103602 P-51C 368 CV- Lane Capt. Thomas S