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
43-28455 P-38J 343 CY-
43-28471 P-38J 338 CL-E Lost 5 July 44 - Lt. Lawrence J Berry KIA 6563
43-28666 P-38J 343 CY-S Sorace Capt. Kenneth J Lost in this a/c 14 June 44 - Evaded 5736
43-28713 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 16 June 44 - Lt. Claire D Porter POW 5737
43-28724 P-38J 38 CG- Eager Beaver Named for the three Andrews Sisters. Lost in this a/c 17 June 44 - Evaded 5941
43-28833 P-38J 338 CL-P McGinn Lt.Col. John L "Earthquake" Da'Quake
41-6347 P-47C 38 CG-4 Clobber College a/c used for post VE-Day transitional training for possible Far East deployment with the P-47N
42-106484 P-51B 338 CL- Belly-landed Raydon - Lt. John E Stephens
42-106851 P-51B 38 CG-1 w/w Training Unit
42-106892 P-51B 338 CL- Lost 22 Feb 45 - Lt. Samuel E Kershaw KIFA
43-12195 P-51B 38 CG-1 w/w Training Unit
43-12213 P-51B 38 CG-P
43-12438 P-51B 338 CL-5
43-24817 P-51B 338 CL-6 w/w clobber college a/c
43-6319 P-51B 38 CG-2 w/w OTU a/c
43-6928 P-51B 343 CY-9 w/w Training Unit
43-6934 P-51B 38 CG-11
43-6934 P-51B 38 CG-2
43-6964 P-51B 38 CG-G
42-103334 P-51C 38 CG- Lost 18 May 44 - Lt. Kenneth H Underwood KIFA
43-24961 P-51C 343 CY-A
43-25037 P-51C 338 CL-L Jesie May (R)
43-25044 P-51C 38 CG-M Watts Capt. Cecil R East Side Rat
43-25047 P-51C OTU CY-10 Old Smooth Mouth w/w Clobber College a/c
43-25056 P-51C 338 CL-F
43-25069 P-51C 338 CL- Lost 20 July 44 - Lt. Wallace H Earnest KIA 6845
43-25071 P-51C 38 CG-Q
44- P-51D 343 CY-V Arnold Lt. Guy E Kute Katie
44- P-51D 38 CG- Jones Lt. Robert Janice
44- P-51D 38 CG-I Kavanaugh Lt. John W Missouri Banshee
44- P-51D 338 CL-T Lashbrook Lt. Kenneth A Li'l Doll
44- P-51D 343 CY- McGinnis Lt. Keith R "Flo" Anna
44- P-51D 38 CG- Peterson Maj. Clayton L Hell's Angel
44- P-51D 38 CG- Proctor Charles Lady Jean
44- P-51D 338 CL- Wright Capt. Albert E II Bama Gal Named for his wife Mildred who came from Alabama.
44- P-51D 338 CL-R Sullivan Lt. Jeremiah J Hoppy
44- P-51D 38 CG- Tracy Lt. Dean E Digitalis
44- P-51D 343 CY-Z Walsen Lt. John C
44- P-51D 38 CG- Annette
44- P-51D 343 CY-N Nastanovich F/O George The Mad Russian
44- P-51D 38 CG-U My Second Love
44- P-51D 338 CL- Alba Lt. Michael Daisy Jr.
44- P-51D 343 CY- Bishop Lt. Richard D Beautiful Virgin
44- P-51D 338 CL-U Bodiford Lt. Hugh Vivacious Pat
44- P-51D 338 CL- Buskirk Capt. Clair E "Buz" Miss B
44- P-51D 38 CG- Courtney Lt. David H Arkansas Traveller
44- P-51D 38 CG- Cunnick Lt. John W III My Kitten
44- P-51D 343 CY-A Dvorak Lt. Edward J Honey Rose
44- P-51D 38 CG- Earls Lt. Lester L "Buck" Good Deed Dottie
44- P-51D 343 CY-E Erickson Lt. Wayne R Mary Lou