479th Fighter Group

Riddle's Raiders

Station

Wattisham 15 May 1944 to 16 April 1945

Station Callsigns

Heater

Group Callsigns

Highway (A Group)
Snowwhite (B Group)
Flareup (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)

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434th Fighter Squadron

Code:
L2
Callsign:
  • Circle
  • Newcross (A Group)
  • Reflex (B Group)

435th Fighter Squadron

Code:
J2
Callsign:
  • Triangle
  • Lakeside (A Group)
  • Haddock (B Group)

436th Fighter Squad

Code:
Callsign:
  • Square
  • Bison (A Group)
  • Springbox (B Group)

Total Records: 329

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
44-14417 P-51D 435 J2-H Butler Lt. Nelson W
44-14423 P-51D 434 L2-T Broomschwig Lt. Robert Kraut Knocker a/c from Jeffrey
44-14423 P-51D 434 L2-L Broomschwig Lt. Robert Kraut Knocker a/c re-coded from L2-T
44-14423 P-51D 434 L2-O Jeffrey Lt.Col. Arthur F "Art" Boomerang Jr.
44-14424 P-51D 435 J2- Sugar Kane Lost 17 Sept 44 - Capt. George K Sykes - Evaded 9013
44-14426 P-51D 434 L2-W Olds Maj. Robin Scat 5
44-14436 P-51D 435 J2-J
44-14437 P-51D 435 J2-C Lost 14 September 44 - Lt. Chester W Granville killed in training accident 9248
44-14502 P-51D 434 L2-J
44-14507 P-51D 434 L2-J Lunstrum Lt. Richard M (ex 355 F/G) Satan's Angel
44-14517 P-51D 436 9B-S Wilkins Capt. John K Li'l Exterminator Lost 5 Dec 44 due to mid-air collision with 9B-C_ Lt. Barrett B Eskell POW 10806
44-14523 P-51D 434 L2-K Stotts Lt. Harold L The Yakima Chief
44-14523 P-51D 434 L2-K Murr Lt. John N Little Wildfire Crash-landed this a/c Wattisham 6 March 1945. Reassigned to Stotts
44-14533 P-51D 436 9B-
44-14544 P-51D 436 9B-
44-14553 P-51D 436 9B-
44-14559 P-51D 436 9B- Fillipow Lt. Edwin J Daisy Mae Lost 25 Dec 44 - Lt. Douglas L Red KIA 11176
44-14567 P-51D 436 9B-
44-14571 P-51D 436 9B-J Darling Lt. Charles H Ellie May Lost 22 Apr 45 - Lt. Robert C Young KIFA
44-14574 P-51D 436 9B-J Grasshoff Capt. Hans J Little Zippie
44-14574 P-51D 436 9B-C Lost 13 Jan 45 - F/O Raymond E King KIA - ditched in Channel
44-14576 P-51D 436 9B-B Romano Lt. Pasquale J "Bud" Pepe's Pregnant Pride Lost 11 March 1945 - Lt. Lewis C Smith KIA. Bailed out 20 miles E of Lowestoft due to engine failure and died of hypothermia.
44-14577 P-51D 436 9B-N Lost 7 Oct 44 - Lt. James E Frolking - returned 9271
44-14578 P-51D 436 9B-C
44-14583 P-51D 436 9B-N Schoen Lt. Charles F Jr. Dearest Mine Lost in this a/c 28 Feb 45 - KIA (died March 2 from wounds received) 12792
44-14583 P-51D 436 9B-E Struby Lt. Joseph R Little Hemorrhoid
44-14589 P-51D 435 J2- Lost 8 Nov 44 - Lt. Thomas V Smith POW 10419
44-14591 P-51D 436 9B-A Moore Maj. Clifford J Jr. Uninvited II From movie of same name for which his father-in-law was screenwriter/producer. Reassigned to Palson.
44-14591 P-51D 436 9B-A Palson Lt. Richard C Crash-landed Wattisham 12 March 1945 Lt. Palson. Transferred to 4th FG
44-14592 P-51D 434 L2-U Neumann Lt. Walter A Buzzin' Texan Lost in this a/c 5 Dec 44 - KIA 10805
44-14594 P-51D 436 9B-E Shonborn Lt. Paul J Smoky City Fireball
44-14596 P-51D 434 L2-X Hehn Lt. William H Rumboogie Jr. Lost 23 Dec 44 - Lt. Tom D Neely POW 11072
44-14601 P-51D 436 9B- Queenie - El Diablo Lost 18 April 45 - Capt. Jay C Malone KIA 14127
44-14604 P-51D 434 L2-Z
44-14607 P-51D 436 9B-C
44-14613 P-51D 436 9B- Meyers Capt. Thomas E As-Cend Charlie
44-14613 P-51D 436 9B-3
44-14616 P-51D 434 L2-G Lost 2 Oct 44 - Lt. Quentin S Pavlock KIFA
44-14624 P-51D 436 9B-
44-14627 P-51D 434 L2-S Stott Lt. Donald H Pauline Lost 30 Oct 44 - Lt. Douglas I Holmes POW 10421
44-14629 P-51D 434 L2-S Morrow Lt. John W Shoo Shoo Baby Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Donald H Stott details unknown 14119
44-14636 P-51D 436 9B-A Sullivan Maj. John A Carol II & III Lost in this a/c 5 Dec 44 - KIA 11305
44-14645 P-51D 434 L2-A My Janet
44-14651 P-51D 434 L2-V Donnell Lt. John C Jr. Pin Up Girl (Varga Girl added) Lost in this a/c 14 Feb 45 - KIA 12332
44-14651 P-51D 434 L2-V Hollister Lt. Berkley E Pin Up Girl (without Varga Girl) A/C to Donnell
44-14662 P-51D 436 9B-S
44-14740 P-51D 434 L2-H Gleason Capt. George W Hot Toddy Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Frank M Taylor POW 14118
44-14750 P-51D 436 9B-U
44-14758 P-51D 436 9B-U Smigel Lt. Alfred J Chug-A-Lug
44-14767 P-51D 436 9B-K Dunn Lt. Donald A Ding Hao II