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
44-14363 P-51D 376 E9-M Kelly Lt. Marion C Myrt
44-14368 P-51D 376 E9- From 359 FG
44-14406 P-51D 376 E9-K Kruzel Lt.Col. Joseph J Vi per Morris
44-14411 P-51D 375 E2-L Keppler Maj. Charles N "Chuck" Miss Margie
44-14411 P-51D 375 E2-L Lost 17 April 45 - Lt. Joseph B Wolfe KIA 14050
44-14415 P-51D 374 B7- Landing accident A-64 St. dizier 23 Dec 44 - Lt. Merne L Waldusky
44-14426 P-51D 375 E2-G
44-14460 P-51D 375 E2-Y Johnston F/O. John W
44-14497 P-51D 375 E2-S
44-14514 P-51D 376 E9-Y Smith Capt. James D Daisy Mae III Lost 22 Aug 45 Lt. Donald W Jones bailed out.
44-14515 P-51D 374 B7-P
44-14516 P-51D 375 E2- Lost 6 Oct 44 - Lt. David R Morgan POW 9268
44-14520 P-51D 376 E9-S Chennault Lt. Claire P Hilma Lee Named for his wife Hilma and son Lee. Lost 5 Aug 45 Lt. Curtis S Harris KIFA
44-14526 P-51D 376 E9-R
44-14539 P-51D 376 E9-R Davison Lt. Francis R Princess Geraldine
44-14546 P-51D 374 B7-A Landing accident Little Walden 29 Nov 44 - Lt. Frank H Colet
44-14556 P-51D 375 E2-I Havey Lt. John E Libby / Sweet Flo Named for fiance Libby Wolfe. Lost in this a/c 23 July 45 KIFA
44-14561 P-51D 375 E2- Lost 1 Oct 44 - Lt. Thomas A Dekle Jr. bailed safely.
44-14600 P-51D 376 E9-V Scott Lt. Kenneth J Jr. Curiosity Betty II
44-14609 P-51D 375 E2- Vixen(L) / Athelene(R) Lost 14 Feb 45 - Lt. Thomas A Kneifel POW 12331
44-14662 P-51D 375 E2-C Gendron Lt. Leo F Little Moke (L) Christine (R) (R) Named for wife of c.c.Lost 18 June 45 - bailed from this a/c following MAC
44-14669 P-51D 375 E2-R Woods Lt. Charles T My Mac (L) Sweet Genevieve (R)
44-14678 P-51D 375 E2-V Pat (Sharkmouthed) Lost 25 Jan 45 - Lt. Robert G Adams KIA 11917
44-14685 P-51D 376 E9-L Vanden Heuvel Lt. George R "Van" Mary Mine
44-14714 P-51D 374 B7-M Mitenbuler Lt. Jack C Sweet Adeline
44-14792 P-51D 375 E2-G Cole Capt. Eugene Margene (L) Romaine (R) Lost in this a/c 14 March 45 - POW 13289
44-14803 P-51D 375 E2-S Lost 22 Jan 45 - Capt. Alton B Snyder Jr. POW 11918
44-14806 P-51D 376 E9-U
44-14809 P-51D 376 E9-V Vulgamore Lt. Donald F Jasper Joker II
44-14818 P-51D 374 B7-B
44-14827 P-51D 375 E2-V Farney Lt. Robert J Croghan Cruiser (L) Waverley Democrat (R) (L) Named for hometown by pilot. (R)Named for hometown by c.c.
44-14827 P-51D 375 E2-V Klees Lt. Paul H
44-14903 P-51D 375 E2-N Dougherty Lt. Paul A Jr. Dusty
44-14908 P-51D 375 E2-A Wisconsin Witch Lost 18 March 45 - Lt. Norman E Jentz POW 13390
44-14922 P-51D HQ E9-P Lost 9 Nov 44 capt. Richard M Durbin KIA
44-14951 P-51D 376 E9-P Kozicki Capt. Walter J Pegasis
44-14957 P-51D 374 B7-Q Joss Lt. Jack M Darlin' Dora Q is Greek theta.
44-15024 P-51D 374 E9-Y Young Lt. William R Sweet Sue II
44-15036 P-51D 374 B7-U Lost 4 Jan 45 - Lt. John R Wilson KITA
44-15038 P-51D 375 E2-M Maurice Capt. Anthony Tony Lost 23 July 45 Lt. J Warren Geron KITA
44-15040 P-51D 376 E9-C
44-15059 P-51D 374 B7-
44-15065 P-51D 374 B7-E Moore Lt. Thomas J "Red" Elusive Eileen Crash-landed Duxford 16 Apr 45 - F/O Allen E Furbush
44-15076 P-51D 375 E2-X Kemp Lt. William T "Bill" Betty Lee III Named after wife.
44-15145 P-51D 374 B7-U Lost 4 Jan 45 - Lt. Robert M Zelinsky KIFA
44-15275 P-51D 374 B7-V La Croix Capt. Lucius G Li'l Bunyep Taxi accident A-64 St. Dizier 13 Jan 45 - Lt. John R Voss
44-15314 P-51D 375 E2-O Stockmeier Capt. Glenn R Involved in taxiing accident 31 May 45 - Leo F Gendron. To 55th FG.
44-15323 P-51D 374 B7-H Hicks Lt. Barry R Curvacious Mary Reassigned to Hill
44-15323 P-51D 374 B7-H Hill Lt. Alva Curvacious Irene a/c from Hicks
44-15332 P-51D 376 E9-L