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
42-67881 P-38J 343 CY-W
42-67881 P-38J 38 CG-H Transfer from 343FS
42-67893 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 6 Feb 44 - Lt. William J Ashton KIA 2150
42-67900 P-38J 343 CY-S Sorace Capt. Kenneth J
42-67904 P-38J 38 CG-O Kreft Capt. Willard L
42-67904 P-38J 38 CG-O Woods Capt. Albert H Sweet Ellouise
42-67906 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 8 March 44 - Lt. Joseph A Fluty FIFA
42-67917 P-38J 338 CL-U
42-67919 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 22 March 44 - Lt. Victor J LaBella POW 3386
42-67925 P-38J 343 CY-
42-67935 P-38J 343 CY-D Landing accident 22 July 44 - Lt. William J Pope
42-67939 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 24 Feb 44 - Lt William Turner KIA 2667
42-67946 P-38J 38 CG-G
42-67954 P-38J 338 CL- Buskirk Capt. Clair E "Buz" Artwork of diving eagle.
42-67962 P-38J 338 CL-T Odegard Capt. John L Bambi
42-67964 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 14 June 44 - Lt. Louis H Sturdivan - evaded 5739
42-67966 P-38J 343 CY-J Allen Lt. William H Pretty Patty
42-67966 P-38J 343 CY-Q Lost 22 April 44 - Lt. Clair A Penners POW 4121
42-67971 P-38J 38 CG-X Tipton Lt. Noah R Noah's Ark
42-67972 P-38J 38 CG-
42-67982 P-38J 343 CY- Battle damaged 10th February 1944
42-67989 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 18 March 44 - Lt. Bradford R Wikholm KIA 3100
42-68014 P-38J 343 CY-Q Walker Lt. John E Still Going Strong Artwork was logo and slogan of Johnny Walker Whisky. Lost in this a/c 9 July 44 - POW 6797
42-68020 P-38J 343 CY-L Rita Take off accident 8 July 1944 Lt. James D Brokaw
42-68048 P-38J 343 CY-J Lost 22 april 44 - Capt. Bernie V Guthrie KIA 4122
42-68076 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 21 May 44 - Lt. Noah R Tipton POW 4978
42-68079 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 15 April 44 - Lt. William Laubner POW 4063
42-68083 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 24 June 44 - Lt. George Korinek POW 6245
42-68085 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 9 Apr 44 - Lt. Newell Anderson KIFA
42-68086 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 21 May 44 - Lt. James H Weisel POW 4979
42-68093 P-38J 343 CY-H
42-68095 P-38J 343 CY-H Erb Lt. Russell W Drippy Lil Bailed out of this a/c 51 miles off coast on 7 May 44
42-68102 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 11 June 44 - Lt. Rex P Hjelm - Evaded 5574
42-68107 P-38J 338 CL-X
42-68127 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 21 June 44 - Lt. Malcolm G Armstrong POW 5942
42-68130 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 14 June 44 - Lt. Arthur Baranick KIA 5740
42-68132 P-38J 38 CG-I
42-68146 P-38J 338 CL- Burns Capt. William H My Lightning Baby
42-68157 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 15 April 44 - Lt. Julius M Hummel POW 4064
42-68182 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 4 March 44 - Lt. Robert V Lloyd KIA 2792
43-28273 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 16 June 44 - Lt. George W Peterson POW 5735
43-28274 P-38J 38 CG- Monty Lt. William R Patty, LaVerne, Maxene (one name on each nacelle) Named for the three Andrews Sisters.
43-28279 P-38J 38 CG-W Lost 13 July 44 - Capt. Clair W DesVoignes KIA (MAC) 6717
43-28285 P-38J 343 CY-J May Capt. James J The Black Hawk IV
43-28341 P-38J 38 CG-O Kreft Capt. Willard L Peoria Pulverisor Named for his Hometown. Reassigned to Landers
43-28341 P-38J 38 CG-O Landers Col. John D "Firewall, Big Ass" Texas Longhorn Transferred to 479th FG.
43-28374 P-38J 38 CG-J
43-28388 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 11 June 44 - Lt. Karl J Goethal Evaded 5573
43-28423 P-38J 38 CG- Greenamyre Lt. Vernie B Margie Dwaine Lost in this a/c 16 June 44 - POW 5940
43-28423 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 16 June 44 - Lt. Vernie B Greenamyre POW 5940