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-51B B7-X Olmstead Lt. John J
P-51B 374 B7-I Lederer Lt. Henry B Duchess of Manhattan Duchess was pet name for his wife who came from ....
P-51B 376 E9-T Hobbs Lt. Robert Li'l Larry
P-51B 375 E2-H Mottis Capt. Leonard H Patsy II Named after his niece
P-51B 376 E9-Q Wright Lt. Jimmie C Small Fry III
P-51B 374 B7- Mischievous Marge Named by crew chief
42- P-51B 375 E2-O Cole Capt. Eugene Baby Margene
42- P-51B 375 E2-W Rames Lt. Stanley D Shiverless (possibly)
42-106434 P-51B 374 B7-D Atlanta Peach
42-106476 P-51B 376 E9-Q Wright Lt. Jimmie C Small Fry II
42-106538 P-51B 376 E9-S Spencer Lt. Dale F Little Luke Named for Luke Field his training place
42-106538 P-51B 376 E9-A w/w (ex Little Luke - Lt. Dale F Spencer)
42-106560 P-51B 376 E9-A
42-106564 P-51B 376 E9-B
42-106586 P-51B 374 B7-X Lost 8 Aug 44 - Lt . Jacob L Rawls bailed out . POW
42-106603 P-51B 376 E9-X
42-106627 P-51B 376 E9-W Lost 27 Sept 44 - Lt Leo H Lamb KIA 9243
42-106631 P-51B 375 E2-K Wright Capt. Robert C Toby
42-106638 P-51B 376 E9-R Bocquin Lt. Victor E Impatient Virgin?
42-106638 P-51B 376 E9-B Bricker Lt. John B Eva Lost 22 June 45 - F/O Wade D Ross Bailed out.
42-106651 P-51B 376 E9-G Williams Lt. Morris C Devil May Care Lost 6 June 44 - Lt. William D Willett POW 5522
42-106655 P-51B 374 B7-H Hopkins Lt.Col. Wallace E Ferocious Frankie Named after wife
42-106655 P-51B 374 B7-O Lost in landing accident Bottisham 17 July 44 - Lt. William V Staples
42-106660 P-51B 376 E9-X Lost 24 May 44 - Lt. Morris C Williams POW 5116
42-106677 P-51B 375 E2-S Rosenberger Lt. Abe P Lost 12 Sept 44 - Lt. Robert E Geck KIA 8704
42-106688 P-51B 376 E9-B Chapman Capt. Hugh D Clara Ann Belly-landed 10 September 1944 at Montdidier, France by Lt. Norman L Smith. A/c repaired 28 September and reassigned.
42-106688 P-51B 376 E9-C Caviness Lt.Col. Roy B Goona Reassigned to Chapman
42-106688 P-51B 376 E9-T Li'l Larry
42-106695 P-51B 374 B7-V Vear Lt. Judd G Lost 5 Dec 44 - Lt. Denver J Wood POW 11303
42-106707 P-51B 376 E9-O Overholt Lt. David P Landing accident in this a/c 13 Oct 44
42-106707 P-51B 376 E9-S Sullivan Lt. Clarence E Jr. Sleepytime Gal
42-106712 P-51B 375 E2-T
42-106713 P-51B 374 B7-C Callaway Lt. David L Lost in this a/c 19 June 44 - KIA 5952
42-106721 P-51B 374 B7-R Rew Maj. George R Scarlet Kate
42-106735 P-51B 374 B7-L Lost 19 June 44 - Capt. Joe L Latimer KIA 5954
42-106738 P-51B 375 E2- Lost 26 Sept 44 - Lt. Daniel F Knupp KIA 9244
42-106739 P-51B 376 E9-I Kelly Lt. Joseph D Miss Miami Lost in thia a/c 23 May 44 - POW 5117
42-106741 P-51B 375 E2-R Lost 4 Aug 44 - Lt. Joseph V Karr KIA 7737
42-106744 P-51B 375 E2-U 4-F w/w clobber college a/c
42-106754 P-51B 376 E9-M May Lt. Leslie W "Bill" Mayday II Crashed U.K. 27 May 44 - Lt. Donald T Woodward minor injuries
42-106759 P-51B 376 E9-A Lost 18 Aug 44 - Lt. Milton A Dahl Jr. KIA (MAC)
42-106763 P-51B 374 B7-R Rew Maj. George R Scarlet Kate II Lost 21 July 44 on test op. Pilot Lt. Barry R Hicks uninjured
42-106766 P-51B 374 B7-R Crash-landed Fowlmere 28 may 44 - Lt. Vernon R Richards
42-106766 P-51B 374 B7-Z Landing accident Bottisham 24 May 44 - Capt. George Lichter
42-106778 P-51B 375 E2-G Cole Capt. Eugene Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt. John E Engstrom POW 7617
42-106779 P-51B 374 B7-
42-106787 P-51B 375 E2-C Christian Col. Thomas J.J. Jr. Lou II recoded to E2-C
42-106787 P-51B 375 E2-C Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt Merle C Rainey POW 7618
42-106792 P-51B 375 E2-W Lost 24 May 44 - Lt. Stanley D Rames POW 5118
42-106796 P-51B 375 E2-E Castro Capt. Dayton C Jr West By God Virginia