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
43-28376 P-38J 434 L2-U Lost 15 Aug 44 - Capt. Hiram G Turner Jr. POW 8120
43-28377 P-38J 434 L2-I Keller Maj. Frank J Hilo Hattie (L&R) ? 43-28337? Lost in this a/c 9 Aug 44 - POW 7785
43-28378 P-38J 434 L2-H Turner Lt. Hiram G Jr "Satch" Elbow Dottie Named after waitress in Bar used by Unit - "The Elbow Room" Glendale Ca.
43-28416 P-38J 434 L2-N Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt. Harry E Little bailed out - returned
43-28418 P-38J 436 9B- Hartnett Capt. Vincent G Merrily Ann
43-28419 P-38J 436 9B- Lost 24 July 44 - Capt. Thomas T Galloway KIA 7576
43-28426 P-38J 435 J2- Lost 8 Aug 44 - Capt. John J Courtney Jr. - Evaded 7786
43-28432 P-38J 436 9B- Lost 14 Aug 44 - Lt. Thomas J Holleran POW 8119
43-28443 P-38J 434 L2-X Hehn Lt. William H Rumboogie
43-28454 P-38J 434 L2-
43-28456 P-38J 434 L2-T Lost 17 June 44 - Lt. Frank Grdenich - Evaded 5959
43-28459 P-38J 436 9B-D Lost 4 Aug 44 - Capt. Elmer Hartman KIA
43-28465 P-38J 434 L2-M Woods Lt.Col. Sidney S "Sid"
43-28467 P-38J HQ J2- Lost 4 July 44 - Capt. Robert D Green details unknown 6789
43-28472 P-38J 435 J2- Lost 5 Aug 44 - Lt. Carl W Moore KIA 7425
43-28474 P-38J 434 L2-A Duffie Maj. Clark A P Give 'em Hell For H. L. Jr.
43-28529 P-38J 436 9B-C
43-28550 P-38J 435 J2-
43-28641 P-38J 436 9B-G
43-28646 P-38J 436 9B-
43-28647 P-38J 434 L2-G Lost 21 July 44 - Capt. Jack G Grossenbacher KIA 6829
43-28651 P-38J 434 L2-Y
43-28655 P-38J 436 9B-Q Lost 9 June 44 - Lt. Edward J Spillane KIFA
43-28697 P-38J 436 9B-R Johnson Lt. Clarence O Bula B III
43-28707 P-38J 434 L2-W Olds Maj. Robin Scat II Written-off in a Cat 5 take-off accident due to engine failure on 5th July 1944 at Wattisham. Pilot - Lt. Carl L Peterson.
43-28712 P-38J 436 9B-D
43-28714 P-38J 434 L2-L Helding Lt. Arnold G Lucky Lady (L&R) Lost 22 June 44 - Lt. Leroy Lutz KIA 6106
43-28716 P-38J 435 J2- Lost 24 July 44 - Lt. Alexander Evanenko KIA 7572
43-28729 P-38J 434 L2-Q Lost 17 June 44 - lt. James K Ohligschlager POW 5958
43-28731 P-38J 434 L2-K Canella Lt. Keith Sweet Mary (L&R) Lost in this a/c 22 June 44 details unknown 6108
43-28823 P-38J 435 J2-Z Zemke Col. Hubert A 42-28832 per Morris but photo shows "823"
44-23160 P-38J 435 J2- Lost 27 July 44 Lt. - Lt. William B McKay KIA 7575
44-23168 P-38J 435 J2-F Lost 17 June 44 - Capt. Calvin J Butler POW 5965
44-23169 P-38J 434 L2-Z Wallace Lt. James L Sleepytime Gal (L&R + artwork of "the Varga girl" Lost in this a/c 15 Aug 44 - KIA 8121
44-23171 P-38J HQ J2-Q Lost 10 Aug 44 - Lt.Col. Kyle L Riddle - Evaded 7621
44-23172 P-38J 436 9B- Lost 24 July 44 - Lt. Neil W Kemper - Evaded 7596
44-23175 P-38J 343 L2-
44-23177 P-38J 435 J2-N Carter Maj. Raymond S San Angelo Tex Lost in this a/c 5 Sept 44 - KIA 8565
44-23484 P-38J 435 J2- Lost 4 July 44 - Lt. Rayne B Fairchild detais unknown 6693
44-23656 P-38J 436 9B-F Spencer Capt. Richard S Jr. Muz's Mighty Molecule
44-23663 P-38J 435 J2-O Gossard Capt. Phillip D Ruth
42-75855 P-47D 434 L2-F w/w hack. Retained unit logo of 5ERS on red/white/blue striped nose bands
44-21113 P-47M 434 L2-H Transition trainer
44-21236 P-47M 434 L2-M Transition trainer
42-106925 P-51B 434 L2- w/w/ OTU a/c
43-12150 P-51B 434 L2-2 w/w clobber college a/c
43-12184 P-51B 436 9B- w/w Hack.
43-12408 P-51B 435 J2-X Tommie Hack
43-12444 P-51B 436 9B-
43-12451 P-51B 436 9B-3