361st Fighter Group

The Yellow Jackets

Station

Bottisham 30 November 1943 to 26 September 1944
Little Walden 26 September 1944 to 3 November 1945
(Air echelon to St. Dizier / Chievres 25 Dec.’44 to 9 Apr. ’45)

Station Callsigns

Lakepress (Bottisham) Darkfold (Little Walden)

Group Callsigns

Wildcat to 22 April ’44 then:
Cheerful (A Group) – Glowbright at Little Walden
Marble (B Group) – Filly at Little Walden
Maltese (C Group) – Magpie at Little Walden
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)

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374th Fighter Squadron

Code:
B7
Callsign:
  • Hubbard to 22 April '44 then:
  • Noggin (A Group)
  • Ambrose at Little Walden
  • Kingdom (B Group)
  • Ripper at Little Walden

375th Fighter Squadron

Code:
E2
Callsign:
  • Wabash to 22 April '44 then:
  • Cadet (A Group)
  • Decoy at Little Walden
  • Daydream (B Group)
  • Dishcloth at Little Walden

376th Fighter Squadron

Code:
E9 (CR to mid-March 1944)
Callsign:
  • Gaylord to 22 April '44 then:
  • Titus (A Group)
  • Yorkshire at Little Walden
  • Style (B Group)
  • Skyblue at Little Walden

Total Records: 439

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
P-47D 374 B7- Latimer capt. Joseph L Lil' Jo
P-47D 374 B7-I Lederer Lt. Henry B Duchess of Manhattan
P-47D 376 E9-M May Lt. Leslie W "Bill" Mayday
P-47D 376 E9-N Noble Capt Dennis P Los Loboes
P-47D 375 E2-N Snyder Capt. Alton B Jr. Lucky His first assigned a/c.
P-47D 375 E2- Sypher Lt. Leroy H P For Pearl
P-47D 376 E9-Q Wright Lt. Jimmie C Small Fry
42- P-47D 375 E2- Castro Maj. Dayton C Jr. West By God Virginia / Maria
42- P-47D 375 E2-B Cummins Maj. Charles R "Chuck" Geraldine
42- P-47D 375 E2- Freedman Lt.Col. Roswell Round Trip
42- P-47D 374 B7- Hastin Lt. James D Bette of Brooklyn Named for his fiancée and future wife.
42- P-47D 374 B7-H Hopkins Lt. Col Wallace E
42- P-47D 375 E2- Hulse Lt. Robert F Zombie II Hulse transfered to 374 F/S
42- P-47D 376 E9- Kelly Lt. Joseph D Miss Miami
42- P-47D 375 E2- Kinnaird Lt. Eugene W The Bruiser
42- P-47D 374 B7-R Rew Maj. George R Scarlet Kate
42- P-47D 375 E2- Rogers Lt. James A Hayseed - Margaret
42-22470 P-47D 376 E9-Z Welch Lt. Billy D My Buddy
42-22756 P-47D 376 E9- Lost 15 April 44 - Lt. John M Bentley POW 3896
42-22769 P-47D 375 E2- Lost 21 Feb 44 - Lt. Floyd M Stegall Evaded 2419
42-22784 P-47D 376 E9-C Caviness Lt.Col. Roy B Goona Belly-landed Bottisham 28 Feb 44 - Lt. John M Bentley
42-25286 P-47D 376 E9-K Kruzel Lt.Col. Joseph J Vi
42-25969 P-47D 376 E9-D Duncan Capt. John D
42-25969 P-47D 376 E9-D Spencer Lt. Dale F Little Luke
42-26027 P-47D 374 B7-H
42-26035 P-47D 376 E9- Belly-landed 3 May 44 - Capt. Wallace B Frank
42-26109 P-47D 375 E2-F
42-74714 P-47D 375 E2-F From 356 FG
42-74714 P-47D 376 E9-W Landing accident Bottisham 8 Apr 44 - Capt. Wallace B Frank
42-74744 P-47D 376 E9-Q w/w. From 356 F/G
42-75096 P-47D 375 E2-D Shackelford Capt. William J Crashed on landing in this a/c 5 Feb 44 - minor injuries
42-75105 P-47D 376 E9-Z
42-75122 P-47D HQ E2- Naedle Lt. Scott L Lost in this a/c 18 April 44 - POW 4140
42-75152 P-47D 376 E9-L
42-75155 P-47D 374 B7-K Belly-landed Bottisham 13 Feb 44 - Lt. Preston B Collins
42-75166 P-47D 376 E9-V
42-75187 P-47D 374 B7-O Force-landed Bottisham 14 Jan 44 - Lt. James N Norman Jr.
42-75198 P-47D 375 E2-M Take-off accident Bottisham 5 May 44 - Lt. John T Thomas
42-75200 P-47D 375 E2-F Johnson Capt. Martin H Jr. Landing accident Bottisham 22 Apr 44 - Capt. Martin H Johnson Jr.
42-75204 P-47D 374 B7-C
42-75211 P-47D 374 B7-S Sedman Major Robert S Daisy Mae Pet name for his wife
42-75214 P-47D 375 E2-H Johnson Capt. Martin H Jr. a/c to Rames
42-75214 P-47D 375 E2-W Rames Lt. Stanley D Shiverless from 356 FG
42-75219 P-47D 375 E2-G Lost 27 April 44 - Lt. Jack C Cornett Evaded 4409
42-75221 P-47D 375 E2-W Guckeyson Capt. John W Contrary Mary
42-75228 P-47D 375 E2-L w/w. ex "Harriet" from 5ERS
42-75235 P-47D 376 E9- Taxi accident Bottisham 31 Dec 43 - Capt. Robert D Schirmer
42-75244 P-47D - To 368 FG 9th AF
42-75245 P-47D 375 E2-T
42-75249 P-47D 375 E2-J Lost 8 May 44 - Lt. Collier W Todd Jr. KIA 4538