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
43-24812 P-51B 374 B7-L Belly landed A-84 Chievres 14 Mar 45 - Lt. Edward P Washburn
43-24819 P-51B 374 B7-W Webb Lt.Col. Roy A Jr. Sweet Thing III Details via combat report
43-24830 P-51B 374 B7-D Downey Lt. Lawrence E Lost in this a/c 19 June 44 - KIA 5951
43-24832 P-51B 376 E9- Lost 19 May 44 - capt. Dennis P Noble bailed out.
43-24835 P-51B 374 B7-F Lost 23 June 44 - F/O. George T Davis POW 6257
43-24840 P-51B 374 B7-G Lacy Capt. Roy P Jr. Lost 31 July 44 - Lt. William V Staples KIA
43-24843 P-51B 374 B7-Z Crash-landed Bottisham 19 June 44 - Lt. Edward B Murdy
43-24901 P-51B -
43-6439 P-51B 376 E9- Landing accident 4 May 44 Lt. Cecil A Laxton. A/c still wering HO-J code at the time.
43-6498 P-51B 376 E9-K Kruzel Lt.Col. Joseph J Vi Lost 4 June 44 - Lt. Walter J Kozicki Evaded 5519
43-6570 P-51B 375 E2-Q
43-6793 P-51B 376 E9-Q Landing accident Bottisham 31 may 44 - Lt. Jimmie C Wright
43-6977 P-51B 374 B7-A Golden Lt. James R Lost in this a/c 6 June 44 - POW 5520
43-6982 P-51B 374 B7- Lost 8 june 44 - Lt. James D Hastin POW 5600
43-7040 P-51B 376 E9-Y To 479 FG as w/w
43-7070 P-51B 375 E2-Y
P-51C 376 E9-Z Scott Lt. Kenneth J Jr. Curiosity Betty
42-103274 P-51C 374 B7- Lost 19 June 44 - Lt. Robert J Stolzy POW 5953
42-103285 P-51C 376 E9-X White Capt. Raymond S
42-103301 P-51C 374 B7-J Crash-landed Bottisham 30 May 44 - Capt. George Lichter
42-103330 P-51C 376 E9-I
42-103347 P-51C 375 E2-A Merritt Maj. George L Jr. Lost 6 June 44 - Lt. Lawrence B Perry KIA 5521
42-103349 P-51C 375 E2-W Guckeyson Capt. John W Contrary Mary Named for wife. Lost in this a/c 21 May 44 - KIA 5002
42-103350 P-51C 376 E9-A Ruch Lt. Jay W Flying Jeannie II
42-103350 P-51C 376 E9-I Lost 27 Nov 44 - Lt. Lewis P Chadwick bailed safely
42-103362 P-51C 374 B7-V Lichter Capt. George Bobby Buryl III Named for friend Robert Buryl Lind. Crash-landed this a/c due to locked brakes 30 May 44 - Uninjured
42-103588 P-51C 375 E2-Y Armsby Lt. Sherman Take-off accident Bottisham 16 Aug 44
42-103588 P-51C 375 E2-B
42-103749 P-51C 375 E2-X Kemp Lt. William T "Bill" Betty Lee (L & R) Named after wife. Lost 11 Sept 44 - Lt. John H Lougheed KIA 8703
42-103749 P-51C 375 E2-N
42-103750 P-51C 374 B7-I
43-25032 P-51C 374 B7-L Lost 30 Oct 44 - Lt. Francis Christenson KIA 10245
43-25044 P-51C 376 E9-B
44- P-51D 374 B7- Graham Lt.Col. Gordon M "Gordy, Ace" Down For Double
44- P-51D 376 E9-T Hobbs Lt. Robert Li'l Larry
44- P-51D 375 E2-H Jumps Lt. Richard M Lassie Come Home
44- P-51D 376 E9-K Kelly Lt. Marion C Myrt
44- P-51D 374 B7- Knickman Lt. Edward Joe - Ghost
44- P-51D 374 B7-R Rew Maj. George R Scarlet Kate III
44- P-51D 376 E9-Y Smith Capt. James D Daisy Mae IV
44- P-51D 375 E2- Windsor Lt. David W "Duke" Swamp Angel
44- P-51D 374 B7- Wisley Lt. Edward L Ruthie Bev Named for his wife Ruth Beverly
44- P-51D 376 E9-Y Young Lt. William R Sweet Sue
44- P-51D 375 E2- Blonde Baby II
44- P-51D 376 E9- Lady Luck
44- P-51D 374 B7-B Miss Suzie Q
44- P-51D 375 E2- Kinsman Lt. Granville H Sweet Sue Named for his baby daughter.
44- P-51D 374 B7-G Cearley Capt. John Jr Galloping Goose
44- P-51D 376 E9-E Cole Lt. Charles Rose's Nightmare
44- P-51D 376 E9- Davison Lt. Francis R Yellow Jacket