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
44--72439 P-51D 343 CY-L Langelier Lt. Daniel A
44-11158 P-51D 343 CY-M Lost 9 Sept 44 - Lt. Raymond L Mull - POW 8557
44-13343 P-51D 38 CG-G Gould Lt. Clifford C Prince of the Devils [L] Beelzebub [R]
44-13343 P-51D 38 CG-G Totten F/O Wesley V Sad Sack (R) Reassigned from Gould.
44-13350 P-51D 343 CY-A Allen Lt. Ray G Merrimack a/c from Birtciel
44-13350 P-51D 343 CY-A Birtciel Capt. Frank E Miss Velma Named for future wife. a/c to Ray Allen
44-13351 P-51D 338 CL-Q Ingram Lt. William J Dottie Q
44-13360 P-51D 338 CL-B Lost 13 Aug 44 - Lt. Donald D Gilmore KIA 7766
44-13363 P-51D 343 CY-A Leslie Lt. Gus D Bama Blitz Lost in this a/c 5 Nov 44 - POW 10441
44-13368 P-51D 338 CL- Take off accident 11 July 44 - Lt. Jerry R McDonald
44-13374 P-51D 343 CY-D Fry Lt. David M Julia Lost in this a/c 13 sept 44 - POW 8666
44-13549 P-51D 38 CG-A Snell Capt. Donald H My Ready Steady Lost 14 Feb 45 - Lt. John L Rieder KIA 15907
44-13573 P-51D 38 CG-V
44-13577 P-51D 38 CG-H Mary Jane Lt. Robert M Lost in this a/c 13 Aug 44 - Evaded 7767
44-13600 P-51D 38 CG-P
44-13600 P-51D 338 CL-B
44-13607 P-51D 338 CL-H Kelly Lt.Col. Wendell J Mary Bell III Lost 13 Sept. 44 - Lt Durward D Carson POW 8665
44-13609 P-51D 38 CG-L Lost 28 July 44 - Lt. Howard W Rhodes POW 7583
44-13611 P-51D 38 CG-U Sherman Lt. Clifford New Arrival
44-13612 P-51D 343 CY-O Roberts Lt. James W Oh Murder Lost in this a/c 17 Aug 44 - KIA 8138
44-13614 P-51D 38 CG- Lost 22 March 1945 - Lt. John F O'Neill KIA
44-13618 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 28 February 1945 - Capt. Jerry R McDonald KIA
44-13623 P-51D 38 CG-K Elliott Lt. David G Skipper Lost in this a/c 10 Aug 44 - Evaded 7768
44-13642 P-51D 338 CL-K Haworth Capt. Russell C Krazy Kid (L&R)
44-13642 P-51D 338 CL-K John Lt. Leedom Kirk Ornery
44-13643 P-51D 343 CY-L Lawrence Capt. Floyd C Jr. Sweet Patootie Reaqssigned
44-13643 P-51D 343 CY-L McDonnell Lt. John E Sweet Patootie Lost in this a/c 23 Dec 44 - KIA 11081
44-13648 P-51D 343 CY- Lost 12 Sept 44 - Lt. Karl J Goethal KIFA
44-13650 P-51D 38 CG-R Coonan Capt. John F Crew Chief - Roger Fraleigh
44-13663 P-51D 38 CG- Pink
44-13663 P-51D 338 CL-N Lost 26 Aug 44 - Lt. John E Kester Evaded 8532
44-13665 P-51D 343 CY- Lost 30 July 44 - Lt. James D Brokaw KIA 7577
44-13668 P-51D 338 CL-I Schank Lt. Thomas D Rocky Mt. Canary
44-13701 P-51D 38 CG-D Rosenburgh Capt. Robert A Lost 14 Oct 44 - Lt. Edwin B Lawrence KIA (Take off accident)
44-13703 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 25 July 44 - Lt. Stoddard B Gerald POW 6847
44-13723 P-51D 38 CG-T Clifton Lt. Oscar B One Must'ang Lost 11 Sept 44 - Lt. Kenneth I Crawford KIA 8681
44-13724 P-51D 343 CY- Lost 11 Sept 44 - Lt. Wayne E Rosenoff POW 8682
44-13725 P-51D 338 CL- Bauer Lt. John E Georgette Lost in this a/c 1 Sept 44 - KIA 8545
44-13739 P-51D 338 CL-S Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt. William E McMillen KIA 7769
44-13740 P-51D 338 CL-P McGinn Lt.Col. John L "Earthquake" Da' Quake To 359 FG following repair from accident
44-13742 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 28 July 44 - Lt. Joseph K Garnett KIFA
44-13743 P-51D 338 CL-X McGill Capt. William F Skippy
44-13743 P-51D 338 CL-X Mercurio Lt. Elmer L "Buster" Skippy a/c from Richardson. Skippy was nickname for wife.
44-13743 P-51D 338 CL-X Richardson Lt. Stanley P Jr. a/c un-named by Richardson. Reassigned to Mercurio
44-13743 P-51D 38 CG-H
44-13744 P-51D 338 CL-A McCutcheon Lt. James A Lost in this a/c 12 Aug 44 - KIA 7770
44-13747 P-51D 38 CG-I Thorsen Lt. Arthur L Six Gun Pete Lost 2 Nov 44 - Lt. Frederick L Sturgess POW 10238
44-13749 P-51D 38 CG-X Luckett Capt. Thomas B Jeanne Lost in this a/c 24 Aug 44 - KIA 9190
44-13767 P-51D 338 CL-F Lost 24 Dec 44 - Lt. Kenneth W Griffith KIA 11311
44-13772 P-51D 338 CL-