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
42-67479 P-38J 343 CY-I Lost 6 Feb 44 - Lt. Raymond L Sumpter KIA 2149
42-67494 P-38J 38 CG-W Simpson Lt. Richard
42-67500 P-38J 338 CL-M
42-67520 P-38J 38 CG-K Lost 24 Jan 44 - Lt. Robert S Thompsom POW 2111
42-67578 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 23 June 44 - Lt. Robert B Hoffman "Old Dog" POW 6246
42-67650 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 5 Jan 44 - Lt. Edward F Peters POW 1746
42-67667 P-38J 38 CG-O Crash landed at Duxford on 10 February 1944 by ferry pilot 2/Lt Robert N Gore 310 FRS who had been asked to leave the 78th FG in November 1943.
42-67678 P-38J 38 CG- Battle damaged 5th January 1944
42-67685 P-38J 38 CG-O Myers Maj. Joseph [NMI] Jr. Journey's End
42-67686 P-38J 343 CY-T
42-67704 P-38J 338 CL-K Fubar Droop Snoot a/c. Fubar = F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition. To 56th FG as HV-W and subsequently to 9th AF
42-67711 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 31 Jan 44 - Lt. Delorn L Steiner KIA 2105
42-67712 P-38J 338 CL-R Crash landed 2 March 44 - Lt. George C Korinek
42-67713 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 21 May 44 - Lt. Bert R Shepard POW 4975
42-67715 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 20 May 44 - Lt. John W Thomas KIA 4976
42-67720 P-38J 38 CG-R Lost 27 June 44 - Lt. Arthur E Carmel KIA (Take off accident)
42-67721 P-38J 338 CL-N Lost 8 April 44 - Lt. Tom F Knudson KIA 3619
42-67723 P-38J -
42-67730 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 12 April 44 - Lt. Elton S Walters KIA 3724
42-67734 P-38J 343 CY-V
42-67738 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 24 March 44 - Lt. Frederick W West Evaded 3385
42-67740 P-38J 338 CL-J
42-67741 P-38J 38 CG-C
42-67749 P-38J 343 CY-K
42-67751 P-38J 38 CG-
42-67752 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 24 Feb 44 - Capt. Wesley M Tibbetts KIA 2682
42-67757 P-38J 38 CG-C Lost 31 Jan 44 - Lt. David D Fisher KIA 2106
42-67764 P-38J 343 CY- Coggeshall Capt. Chester E Jr.
42-67768 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 31 Jan 44 - Lt. Morris Leve KIA 2110
42-67771 P-38J 338 CL- Garlock Capt. Karl H Secret Weapon (artwork of skunk on nose) Lost in this a/c 21 May 44 - POW 4977
42-67775 P-38J 38 CG-C
42-67777 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 23 Jan 44 - Lt. Henry J Tiedemann Jr. KIFA
42-67791 P-38J 338 CL-
42-67805 P-38J 38 CG-A Shipman Maj. Mark K Skylark V
42-67811 P-38J 38 CG-H
42-67812 P-38J 338 CL-A
42-67813 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 31 Jan 44 - Lt. Leroy V Hokinson Jr. Evaded 2107
42-67815 P-38J 38 CG-M
42-67816 P-38J 338 CL-P Patterson Capt. Chester A Princess Pat - Artwork cowboy with two pistols Lost 10 Feb 44 - Lt. Jack R Foster POW 2148
42-67822 P-38J 343 CY-R
42-67825 P-38J 38 CG-J Jenkins Col. Jack S Texas Ranger IV Lost in this a/c 10 April 44 - POW 3620
42-67852 P-38J 343 CY-D DeYoung Capt. Arthur A Beautiful Bettye Lost 15 Feb 44 - Lt. Charles H Hodge KIFA
42-67863 P-38J 38 CG-
42-67866 P-38J 343 CY-B Piscitelli Lt. Anthony L Lost in this a/c 10 April 44 - KIA 3725
42-67867 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 15 June 44 - Lt. Edwin C Wheeler POW 5738
42-67872 P-38J 343 CY-D Birtciel Capt. Frank E
42-67874 P-38J 338 CL-T
42-67875 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 27 May 44 - Lt. Clifford O Williams Evaded 5281
42-67876 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 30 June 44 - Lt. Warren E Loring - Evaded 6562
42-67879 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 2 May 44 - Lt. Victor T McConnell KIFA