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
42-106796 P-51B 375 E2-M Lost 13 Sept 44 - Lt. Edward J Marevka POW 8789
42-106801 P-51B 374 B7- Crash-landed Bottisham 24 may 44 - Lt. Vernon R Richards
42-106802 P-51B 376 E9-E Bain Lt. Robert J Blue Eyes Lost 11 Oct 44 - F/O Walter F Chapin Jr KIFA
42-106810 P-51B 375 E2-R Su Su
42-106811 P-51B 374 B7-E Eckfeldt Lt. Robert T Bald Eagle II
42-106811 P-51B 375 E2-H Glankler Lt. Francis T Suzy G Crashed U.K. 11 Sept 44 a/c written off (Poss. also a/c of Col. Leonard H Mottis)
42-106817 P-51B 374 B7-S Sedman Maj. Robert E Daisy Mae III Daisy Mae was his wife's pet name. Taxi accident 17 June 44
42-106817 P-51B 374 B7-T Crash-landed Bottisham 20 Sept 44 - Lt. Edward T Knickman
42-106820 P-51B 374 B7-M Murdy Capt. Edward B Lost 4 Aug 44 - Lt. Pernin G Potts POW 7435
42-106830 P-51B 375 E2-H Ted's Reply Lost 7 Oct 44 - Lt. Robert K McCandliss POW 9269
42-106835 P-51B 375 E2-N Snyder Capt. Alton B Jr. Snitz Snitz was wife's nickname. Lost 7 June 44 - Maj. George L Merritt Jr. KIA 5523
42-106837 P-51B 374 B7-U
42-106839 P-51B 374 B7-E Eckfeldt Lt. Robert T Bald Eagle III
42-106839 P-51B 374 B7-E Moore Lt. Thomas J "Red" a/c from Eckfeldt. Lost 13 Aug 44 - Lt. Robert H Magnuson POW
42-106861 P-51B 375 E2- Lost 20 June 44 - Lt. Miles E Elliott KIA 5955
42-106864 P-51B 376 E9-B Jane
42-106866 P-51B 374 B7-K
42-106871 P-51B 374 B7-B Bergmann Maj. Charles H Jr. Lost 19 June 44 - Lt. Walter H Sargent KIA 5957
42-106875 P-51B 374 B7-D Cearley Capt. John Jr. Queen Jean Transferred to 375th FS, name retained.
42-106875 P-51B 375 E2-D Shackelford Capt. William J Queen Jean Crash-landed Little Walden 9 Nov 44 - Lt. William H Street
42-106880 P-51B 375 E2-M Lost 1 July 44 - Lt. John T Thomas bailed out safely.
42-106900 P-51B 375 E2-M Lost 2 Nov 44 - Lt. Charles E Moore KIA 10246
42-106912 P-51B 375 E2-B Lost 24 May 44 - Lt. Warren D Wherry KIA 5119
42-106917 P-51B 375 E2-K Nita (L) Bottoms Up (R) Lost 26 Aug 44 - Lt. Jack S Crandell KIA 8539
42-106925 P-51B 375 E2-J
42-106938 P-51B 376 E9-P Involved in MAC 24 May 44 - Capt. Will T Butts
42-106942 P-51B 375 E2-C Christian Col. Thomas J.J. Jr. Lou III
42-106942 P-51B 374 B7-H Holter Lt. Paul C Jr Bobbie E (R only) Named for his future wife.
42-106942 P-51B 374 B7-H Zieske Lt. Clarence E Jeanne (possibly not applied) Named after wife. Lost in this a/c 12 Aug 44 - KIA 7619
42-106942 P-51B 374 B7-A
42-106944 P-51B 376 E9-A Cheney Maj. James B Mary Jane Lost 17 Sept 44 - Lt. Woodrow W Glover KIA 9011
42-106944 P-51B 376 E9-A Ruch Lt. Jay W Flying Jeanie III
42-106945 P-51B 376 E9-V Smokey Taxi accident Bottisham 11 May 44 - Lt.Col. Roswell Freedman
42-106948 P-51B 375 E2-Z Crandell Lt. Jack Lost 2 Oct 44 - Lt. Joseph B Wolfe bailed safely
42-106951 P-51B 375 E2-F Johnson Capt. Martin H Jr. Little Skipper Crash-landed near Bottisham 20 june 44 - Lt. Major R Moore
43-24### P-51B 376 E9-T w/w
43-24759 P-51B 376 E9-F Lost 10 June 44 - Capt. Wallace B Frank POW 5601
43-24761 P-51B 375 E2-I Moorhouse Lt. Dean R Jacqueline (L) Parvela (R) Lost 26 Aug 44 - Lt. Sherman Armsby KIA 8538
43-24763 P-51B 374 B7-R Richards Lt. Vernon R Tika III
43-24768 P-51B 375 E2-F Lost 21 July 44 - Lt. Warren L Ewert POW 6830
43-24774 P-51B 375 E2-L Ryan Lt. John R Slick Chick Lost in this a/c 28 Sept 44 - POW 9242
43-24783 P-51B 375 E2-B Lost 21 May 44 - F/O. Cornelius G Hogelin KIA 4959
43-24785 P-51B 374 B7- Lost 19 June 44 - Lt. Merrill E Roberts - Returned 5950
43-24790 P-51B 375 E2-X Lost 16 May 44 - Lt. Eugene W Kinnaird KITA
43-24798 P-51B 375 E2- War-weary received from 359th FG.
43-24799 P-51B 376 E9-Z Welch Lt. Billy D My Buddy
43-24802 P-51B 376 E9-U
43-24806 P-51B 376 E9-H
43-24808 P-51B 376 E9-D Duncan Capt. John D Lost 2 Jan 45 in training accident - Lt. Marion C Kelly injured
43-24808 P-51B 376 E9-D Stewart Capt. James C a/c to Duncan