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
44-14788 P-51D 436 9B-
44-14813 P-51D 436 9B-W
44-14813 P-51D 436 9B-M
44-14827 P-51D 435 J2-N Hooker Capt. Verne E
44-14840 P-51D 435 J2-H Benoit Capt. Norman R The Victory Queen Lost 5 Feb 45 - Lt. Norbert W Rock KITA
44-14845 P-51D 434 L2-C Matthews Lt. Harold E Tenacious Torchy
44-14846 P-51D 434 L2-S Pauline Carried small design with "WAVES" in the scroll beneath. Named for crew member Cpl. Lessard's wife Pauline who was a nurse and a member of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services = WAVES.
44-14850 P-51D 435 J2-
44-14856 P-51D 434 L2-G Golden Lt. John T Junior Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - POW 14117
44-14892 P-51D 434 L2-A Hollingsworth Capt. James M Miss Lost 25 Dec 44 - Capt. James M Hollingsworth POW 11177
44-14915 P-51D 436 9B-
44-14929 P-51D 434 L2-F Little Droppy Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Harold F Krauss Jr. details unknown 14116
44-14931 P-51D 434 L2-B
44-14989 P-51D 434 L2-D Lost 19 Oct 44 - Lt. John T Tipps bailed safely
44-15010 P-51D 436 9B-
44-15057 P-51D 436 9B-G
44-15086 P-51D 434 L2-R Morrow Lt. John W Cactus Jack
44-15086 P-51D 436 9B-A
44-15228 P-51D 435 J2-B
44-15236 P-51D 435 J2-G
44-15317 P-51D 434 L2-U Sears Lt. Eugene E American Maid (L&R) Serial per pilot.
44-15317 P-51D 434 L2-U Munson Lt. Robert L American Maid a/c shared with Sears.
44-15325 P-51D 434 L2-B Gates Capt. William H Swanee Jr. Reassigned
44-15325 P-51D 434 L2-I Swanee Jr. Lost 25 Dec 44 - Lt. Wendell H Marlowe KIA 11178
44-15335 P-51D 435 J2-X Takeoff accident 15 May 45 - Richard G Chandelaria
44-15374 P-51D 435 J2-A Trabucco Maj. Thomas F Dotty Lost 1 March 45 - Maj Thomas F Trabucco KIA 12837
44-15376 P-51D 434 L2- Lost 25 Dec 44 -Lt. James E Bouchier bailed due to friendly fire - returned
44-15377 P-51D 434 L2-
44-15380 P-51D 434 L2-P Jacobson Lt. Gail E Burn' n Bernie
44-15380 P-51D 436 9B-
44-15381 P-51D 434 L2-T Broomschwig Lt. Robert Kraut Knocker
44-15381 P-51D 434 L2-L Creighton Lt. Richard D Super Wabbit
44-15412 P-51D 436 9B-D Hansen Lt. Kenneth J Jeanne Lost 22 Feb 45 - Lt. Albert R Di Paola POW 12692
44-15429 P-51D 436 9B-E
44-15497 P-51D 435 J2-
44-15533 P-51D 436 9B-
44-15553 P-51D 436 9B-
44-15662 P-51D 436 9B-S
44-15742 P-51D 436 9B-N Witzel Lt. George H Bruiser
44-63175 P-51D 434 L2-Z
44-63176 P-51D 434 L2-Z Daudistel Lt. William H The Impatient Virgin / Mickey's M
44-63189 P-51D 434 L2-A Mary Lost 4 March 44 - Lt. Elbert N Harris details unknown 12881
44-63192 P-51D 436 9B-C Lost in mid-air collision 31 May 45 - Lt. Richard P Thrall
44-63217 P-51D 435 J2-U
44-63236 P-51D 434 L2-
44-63236 P-51D 435 J2-J
44-63843 P-51D 434 L2-F Lauro Jo
44-64069 P-51D 436 9B-
44-72297 P-51D 434 L2-D Haynes Lt. Clarence G Rabid Rebel
44-72336 P-51D 434 L2-R Pierce Capt. Donald J Setonia No3