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
44-11164 P-51D 374 B7-N Wilkinson Capt. John C Pretty One II Crash-landed Little Walden 27 Nov 44 - Lt. Hector L Bacugalup Jr.
44-11164 P-51D 374 B7-C
44-11186 P-51D 374 B7-T Landing accident 17 July 45 - Lt. Edward T Knickman
44-11203 P-51D 376 E9-F Hiya Honey III Lost 24 Dec 44 - Lt. William J Sykes POW 11173
44-11344 P-51D 374 B7-O
44-13### P-51D 375 E2-H Diana
44-13### P-51D 376 E9-T Rack
44-13319 P-51D 376 E9-X Taxi accident Little Walden 3 July 45 - Lt. Russell F Dunn
44-13326 P-51D 374 B7-B Bergmann Maj. Charles H Jr. Crash-landed this a/c Bottisham 28 June 44
44-13333 P-51D 374 B7-H Harris Capt. Shelby J Lost in this a/c 5 July 44 - POW 6555
44-13339 P-51D 375 E2-S
44-13339 P-51D 375 E2-M
44-13340 P-51D 374 B7- Chandler Lt. Richard E Lost in this a/c 22 Feb 45 - POW 12674
44-13356 P-51D 374 B7-D Mollies ????
44-13357 P-51D 374 B7-R Cook Lt. Alfred B Jr Sailor Girl Shirl Lost in this a/c 16 Nov 44 - crashed at Kelshall on return from mission - KIA
44-13357 P-51D 374 B7-R Richards Lt. Vernon R Tika IV a/c to Cook
44-13391 P-51D 376 E9-K Kruzel Lt.Col. Joseph J Vi
44-13391 P-51D 376 E9-X A/c from Kruzel
44-13392 P-51D 374 B7- Crash-landed 9 Mar 45
44-13404 P-51D 374 B7-M
44-13410 P-51D HQ E2-C Christian Lt.Col. Thomas J J Jr. Lou IV (L) Athelene (R) Lou named for baby daughter. Lost in this a/c 12 Aug 44 - KIA 7784
44-13515 P-51D 374 B7-S Sedman Maj. Robert S Daisy Mae IV Reassigned on Maj. Sedman ETD. Taxi accident A-64 St. Dizier 13 Jan 45 Lt. Joseph P Merritt
44-13537 P-51D 374 B7-W Webb Lt.Col. Roy A Jr. Sweet Thing IV
44-13538 P-51D 374 B7- Lost 5 July 44 - Lt. John R Bernert KIA 6556
44-13566 P-51D 376 E9- Lost 25 July 44 - Lt. Robert O Comstock POW 6831
44-13568 P-51D 375 E2-A Rowlett Capt. Bruce W "Red" Sky Bouncer
44-13568 P-51D 375 E2-A Alice Marie
44-13568 P-51D 375 E2-T Wade Capt. Russell D "Jake" Talleys Hoosier Hobo
44-13576 P-51D 375 E2- Lost 9 July 44 - Lt. Leroy H Sypher POW 6790
44-13579 P-51D 375 E2-T Willis Lt. Charles R "Chuck" Vicky Belle Bar over T
44-13626 P-51D 374 B7-M Sweet Thing IV Shown as Sweet Thing IV in photo seen at 361st FG reunion. Appears to have same lettering as Lt.Col. Webb's Sweet Thing so possible reuse of cowling panel.
44-13646 P-51D 376 E9-T Li'l Larry Lost 24 Apr 45 - Lt. Robert Hobbs bailed out.
44-13652 P-51D 374 B7- Lost Aug 29 44 - Lt. Harry G Bosyk KIFA
44-13676 P-51D 376 E9-T Freedman Lt.Col. Roswell Roch
44-13676 P-51D 374 B7-Z Garces Lt. John R Kay's Kite
44-13676 P-51D 374 B7-V LaCroix Capt. Lucius G Crash landed this a/c 26 Nov 44
44-13694 P-51D 375 E2-B Lost 28 Aug 44 - Capt. Bruce W Rowlett Bailed safely
44-13704 P-51D 374 B7-H Hopkins Lt.Col. Wallace E Ferocious Frankie Named after wife. Take-off accident Little Walden 9 Nov 44 - Lt. Collins J Mayeux
44-13708 P-51D 374 B7-I Lederer Lt. Henry B Duchess of Manhattan Taxi accident Bottisham 14 Aug 44 - Lt. Barry R Hicks
44-13708 P-51D 374 B7-A
44-13717 P-51D 376 E9-D Duncan Capt. John D Golden Wave Named for his Florida High School. Damaged in take-off crash 16 Aug 44 - Capt. Donald T Woodward
44-13717 P-51D 376 E9-D Kenoyer Lt. Russell E
44-13735 P-51D 375 E2-Q
44-13763 P-51D 376 E9-O Wilkerson Capt. Sam C Jr. Lost in this a/c 4 Aug 44 - POW 7736
44-13769 P-51D 375 E2-N Snyder Capt. Alton B Jr. Snitz Snitz was nickname for his wife.
44-13769 P-51D 375 E2-W
44-13857 P-51D 374 B7-O Moore Lt. Wayne L Lost 13 Aug 44 - Lt. Loren L Montgomery details unknown 8123
44-13872 P-51D 376 E9-J Scott Lt. Kenneth J Jr. a/c sharkmouthed Lost 19 Sept 44 - Lt. Robert C Clement KIA
44-13877 P-51D 374 B7-F
44-13894 P-51D 376 E9-D Dennehy Capt. Bernard L Fosha Fosha was nickname of his grandfather. Ground looped A-84 Chievres 14 Feb 45 - Lt. Charles C Cole Jr.