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
44-13781 P-51D 338 CL-Z Lost 23 Aug 44 - Lt. Bill Chambless KIFA
44-13784 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 1 Nov 44 - Lt. William P Gebhardt bailed out
44-13789 P-51D 38 CG-S
44-13804 P-51D 38 CG-Z Crawford Lt. Kenneth I Arabel (R) A/c shared with Capt. Fryer who named it "Spunktown" on left side.
44-13804 P-51D 38 CG-Z Fryer Capt. Earl R Spunktown (L) A/c shared with Lt. Crawford who named it "Arabel" on right side. Capt. Fryer was lost in this a/c 8 November 44 - KIA 10440
44-13807 P-51D 338 CL-H Blount Lt. Delbert F Lost in this a/c 21 July 44 - POW 6846
44-13813 P-51D 38 CG-C
44-13814 P-51D 38 CG-B To 364 FG as 5E-V
44-13815 P-51D 38 CG- From 364 FG
44-13818 P-51D 38 CG-B Amoss Lt. Dudley M "Dixie" Mah Ideel
44-13818 P-51D 38 CG-B Anderson Lt. Samuel F Lost in this a/c 2 March 45 - POW 12873
44-13819 P-51D 38 CG-A To 20 FG as LC-F
44-13823 P-51D 38 CG-Y
44-13823 P-51D 38 CG-C Lost 20 Feb 45 - Lt. Albert M. Koenig returned.
44-13837 P-51D 343 CY-M Mahaney Lt. William Jersey Bounce a/c to Welch
44-13837 P-51D 343 CY-M Ozinga Lt. Richard Miss Marilyn II Lost 24 Dec 44 - Lt Kenneth J Mix KIFA - collision with Lt. Wendell Helwig 357 F/G 11082
44-13837 P-51D 343 CY-M Welch Lt. Robert E Miss Marilyn II
44-13843 P-51D 343 CY- Lost 10 Sept 44 - Lt. Maynard R King KIA 8558
44-13844 P-51D 38 CG- Lost 23 Aug 44 - Capt. Robert M Cox bailed out safely over UK
44-13850 P-51D 343 CY- Lost 11 Sept 44 - Lt. Kenneth T Williams KIA 8683
44-13854 P-51D 38 CG-P Quinn Lt. Richard F Ruthie
44-13867 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 30 Dec 44 - Lt. Harold B Metcalf KIA 11168
44-13874 P-51D 343 CY-K Porter Lt. Paul R Junie-Bug II Lost in this a/c 6 Nov 44 - KIA 10439
44-13887 P-51D 38 CG-E Callaghan Lt. Robert E
44-13888 P-51D 38 CG-W Jaklich Lt. Lester E Angel Puss Lost in this a/c 10 Aug 44 - KIA 7771
44-13904 P-51D 343 CY-Y Lost 26 Aug 44 - Lt. James W Hiner POW 8533
44-13907 P-51D 343 CY-S Mearns Lt. William III Constant Connie
44-13907 P-51D 343 CY-S Lewis Capt. William H
44-13909 P-51D 38 CG-Y Mayer Lt. Douglas E Mom's Pride Lost in this a/c 12 Sept 44 - KIA 8664
44-13913 P-51D 38 CG-F Tibor Lt. Robert P
44-13923 P-51D 38 CG-O Landers Col. John D "Firewall, Big Ass" Big Beautiful Doll
44-13937 P-51D 38 CG-N Earls Lt. Lester "Buck" Miss Boomerang Margie a/c to Jewell
44-13937 P-51D 38 CG-N Jewell Lt. David F Jr. Miss Boomerang Margie a/c from Earls. Lost 20 Feb 45 - Lt. John W Miller ditched
44-13954 P-51D 338 CL-P McGinn Lt.Col. John L "Earthquake" Da' Quake Lost 26 Aug 44 - Lt. Samuel D Gevorkian - Evaded 8534
44-13973 P-51D 38 CG-O Woods Capt. Albert H Sweet Ellouise Lost 10 Aug 44 - Lt. William H Lewis Evaded 7772
44-14007 P-51D 338 CL-J Lost 10 Aug 44 - Lt. Arthur H McFarland KIA 7624
44-14014 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 26 Aug 44 - Lt. John R Eskridge POW 8535
44-14026 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 8 Nov 44 - Capt. Eugene S Gregg Jr. POW 10437
44-14028 P-51D 338 CL-S Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt. Richard J Keough POW 7773
44-14040 P-51D 343 CY-
44-14049 P-51D 343 CY-J Allen Lt. William H Pretty Patty II
44-14050 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 26 August 1944. Lt. Samuel E Hansard KIA - ran out of fuel and crashed into Channel
44-14051 P-51D 343 CY- Lost 16 Aug 44 - Lt. Joseph B Jiorle POW 7623
44-14067 P-51D 338 CL-B
44-14068 P-51D 38 CG-C Carr Lt. Alfred E Jr. Little Joe Named after his son. Lost in this a/c 20 Feb 45 - POW 12558
44-14068 P-51D 38 CG-C Coons Capt. Merle M The Worry Bird
44-14082 P-51D 343 CY-B Blair Lt. Floyd A Miss Jane
44-14089 P-51D 343 CY-U Milner Lt. Robert A Little Rebel
44-14094 P-51D 38 CG- Written off in landing accident 20 August 1944 - Lt. Clifford C Sherman
44-14097 P-51D 38 CG-