55th Fighter Group

Station

Nuthampstead 16 September 1943 to 16 April 1944
Wormingford 16 April 1944 to 21 July 1945

Station Callsigns

Rockcreek (Nuthampstead)
Fusspot (Wormingford)

Group Callsigns

Smallboy to 22 April ’44 then:
Windsor (A Group)
Graphic (B Group)
Kodak (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)

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38th Fighter Squad

Code:
CG
Callsign:
  • Swindle 22 April '44 then:
  • Hellcat (A Group)
  • Program (B Group)

338th Fighter Squad

Code:
CL
Callsign:
  • Warcraft to 22 April '44 then:
  • Acorn (A Group)
  • Richard (B Group)

343rd Fighter Squad

Code:
CY
Callsign:
  • Careful to 22nd April:
  • Tudor (A Group)
  • Saucy (B Group)

Total Records: 517

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
P-38 343 CY- Bauer Lt. Harold M Georgetta
P-38 338 CL- Blanchard Capt. Merle E Big Nick
P-38 38 CG- Conners Lt. Robert M Sweet Elouise
P-38 38 CG-Z Des Voignes Capt. Clair W Ascend Charlie
P-38 343 CY-A Dvorak Lt. Edward J Honey Rose II
P-38 38 CG- Holderman Lt. Eugene M Betty Jane
P-38 38 CG- Patterson Lt. Leon M Mississippi Mudcat
P-38 38 CG- Rosenburgh Capt. Robert A Picadilly Rose
P-38 38 CG- Thorsen Lt. Arthur L Iki Aga
P-38 343 CY- Tischer Lt. Frank L Ellie - My Little Six
P-38 38 CG- Wyche Capt. Wilton Butch
42- P-38H 343 CY-G Giller Maj. Edward B The Millie G
42-66718 P-38H 343 CY-T
42-66719 P-38H 38 CG-I Lost 18 Oct 43 - Lt. Hugh E Gillette KIA 1040
42-66724 P-38H 338 CL-M Jensen Lt. Robert N Miss Margaret Lost in this a/c 13 Nov 43 - POW 1269
42-66727 P-38H 338 CL- Lost 13 Nov 43 - Lt. William W Shank KIA 1267
42-66732 P-38H 338 CL- Lost 13 Nov 43 - Lt. William C Florentine Jr. POW 1270
42-66733 P-38H 343 CY- Battle damaged 20th December 1943
42-66966 P-38H 343 CY-Q Penners Lt. Clair A Little Man
42-67015 P-38H 38 CG-O Kreft Capt. Willard L Crash-landed Nuthampstead 3 November 1943
42-67018 P-38H 38 CG-W
42-67020 P-38H 38 CG- Joel Maj. Milton Artwork - P-38 with wolf's head as central nacelle Lost in this a/c 29 Nov 43 - KIA 1429
42-67021 P-38H 338 CL- Lost 22 Dec 43 - Lt. John R Pruitt KIA 1533
42-67025 P-38H 338 CL-V Take off accident 19 Dec 43 - Lt. Arthur Baranick
42-67026 P-38H 338 CL-P Patterson Capt. Chester A Mr. Dunc
42-67027 P-38H 38 CG-G Brown Maj. Gerald A "Brownie" "Jerry" Per P-38A
42-67028 P-38H 38 CG-G Brown Maj. Gerald A "Brownie" "Jerry" Per AW2
42-67030 P-38H 338 CL-V White Capt. Thomas A Janet
42-67033 P-38H 38 CG- Lost 1 Dec 43 - Lt. Wilton G Erickson KIA 1430
42-67037 P-38H HQ - James Col. Francis
42-67040 P-38H 38 CG-H
42-67042 P-38H 338 CL-L
42-67044 P-38H 338 CL-U
42-67045 P-38H 343 CY- Lost 5 Jan 44 - Lt. John Barnett KIA 1743
42-67046 P-38H 38 CG- Lost 29 Nov 43 - Lt. James M Garvin KIA 1427
42-67047 P-38H 343 CY-F Buttke Capt. Robert L Lovenia
42-67047 P-38H 338 CL- From 343 F/S .Lost 22 Dec 43 - Lt Robert W Brown POW 1534
42-67049 P-38H 338 CL- Lost 13 Nov 43 - Lt. Charles E Beall KIA 1268
42-67051 P-38H 38 CG- Albino Lt. Albert A Spirit of Aberdeen Lost in this a/c 29 Nov 43 - KIA 1428
42-67053 P-38H 343 CY-L Gilbride Lt. James W Vivacious Vera Named for his wife
42-67056 P-38H 343 CY- Lost 31 Dec43 - Lt. Frank A Larson POW 1970
42-67057 P-38H 338 CL-X Richardson Lt. Stanley P Jr. Miss Mona Named for his mother. Lost 10 Dec 43 - Lt. Anthony J Tinto bailed out.
42-67058 P-38H 343 CY-S Sorace Capt. Kenneth J Pitter Pat
42-67059 P-38H 38 CG- Lost 13 Nov 43 - Lt. John A Stacker KIA. 1438
42-67060 P-38H 38 CG-S Shipman Maj. Mark K Skylark IV Lost 5 Jan 44 - Lt. Herbert T Winter KIA 1745
42-67060 P-38H 343 CY-E
42-67061 P-38H 343 CY-A Aldecoa Lt. Manuel J Lost in this a/c 25 Nov 43 - KIA 1274
42-67064 P-38H 38 CG-C
42-67069 P-38H 338 CL- Lost 29 Nov 43 - Lt. Fleming W Suiter POW 1273
42-67073 P-38H 338 CL- Lost 13 Nov 43 - Lt. Lynn R Goetzman POW 1266