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
44-14451 P-51D 38 CG-Q Penn Capt. Donald Big Bitch
44-14475 P-51D 343 CY-Q Gibbs Lt. Richard G Cherry
44-14535 P-51D 343 CY-C Courtney Lt. John Lost 20 Nov 44 - Lt. Jordon Eliades POW 10330
44-14561 P-51D 343 CY-D Birtciel Capt. Frank E Miss Velma 1st Miss Velma - named for future wife
44-14580 P-51D 343 CY-Z Tischer Lt. Frank L Ellie - My Little Six Lost 18 Jan 45 - Lt. John E Finlayson KIA 11854
44-14586 P-51D 38 CG- Lapham Lt Richard L Phyllis Jean Lost in this a/c 20 Nov 44 - KIA 10331
44-14598 P-51D 338 CL-K Herbst Lt. Richard C Lady Lorene Lost 18 March 45 - Lt. Robert L Van Horn KIA 13397
44-14611 P-51D 38 CG-W
44-14632 P-51D 343 CY-X Gangemi Lt. Philip Lost 15 Oct 44 - Lt. John T Kibler Jr. KIA 9497
44-14664 P-51D 38 CG- Lost 1 November 1944 - Lt. Clifford C Sherman KIFA due to systems failure.
44-14702 P-51D 338 CL-V Reeves Lt. Paul R Sr. Miss Donna Lost 24 Feb 45 - Lt. Kenneth D Cottrell - Evaded 12621
44-14730 P-51D 338 CL-P McGinn Lt.Col. John L "Earthquake" Da' Quake Lost 15 March 45 - Lt Eugene H Duquette bailed out
44-14751 P-51D 38 CG-A
44-14800 P-51D 38 CG-X Miller Lt. John W Blondie/Jeannie Lost 20 Feb 45 details unknown
44-14885 P-51D 343 CY-D Boring Lt. Lloyd D Dizzy Jess a/c from Parker
44-14885 P-51D 343 CY-D Parker Capt. Douglas Nervous Nell a/c to Boring
44-14885 P-51D 343 CY-D Miss Donna
44-14901 P-51D 338 CL-U Buskirk Capt. Clair E Miss B Lost in this a/c 6 Jan 45 - POW 11524
44-14970 P-51D 38 CG- Breathwit Capt. Carl E Claudia
44-14985 P-51D 343 CY-G Giller Maj. Edward B The Millie G Lost 22 March 45 - F/O. George Nastanovich POW (5th Millie-Giller- 4xP-38 & 4xP-51) 13240
44-14993 P-51D 38 CL- Post war use
44-15### P-51D 343 CY-K Geary Lt. Edward Princess Pat A/c from McCabe. Named for his wife.
44-15### P-51D 343 CY-K McCabe Lt. John
44-15022 P-51D 38 CG-G Lost 26 Nov 44 - Lt. Huey R Coward POW 10540
44-15022 P-51D 338 CL- Barrett Lt. Richard I Purple Shaft
44-15025 P-51D 343 CY-F Buttke Capt. Robert L Beautiful Lovenia Lost 17 April 45 - Lt. Philip A Erby KIA. Lovenia was c.c's wife 13920
44-15060 P-51D 343 CY-H Hoeper Maj. Paul E Jill's Jalopy VI Lost 21 Feb 45 - Lt. George E Eichhorn POW 12593
44-15123 P-51D 38 CG-B Amos Lt. Dudley M Queenie
44-15123 P-51D 38 CG-Z Spiecker Capt. Lester F Queenie Lost 21 March 45 - Lt. Dudley M Amoss POW 13226
44-15192 P-51D 38 CG-U Cummings Capt. Donald M My Kitten
44-15213 P-51D 38 CG-
44-15246 P-51D 343 CY-Y Bebaeff Lt. Nicholas P Miss Manya
44-15314 P-51D 343 CY-Q Gibbs Lt. Richard G Minor taxiing accident 17 December 1945 at Kaufbueren. Pilot James B Fisher.
44-15387 P-51D 338 CL-T
44-15405 P-51D 338 CL-N Kester Lt. John E Sunday Morning Lost in this a/c 14 Jan 45 - KIA 11855
44-15406 P-51D 343 CY-U Gehrig Lt. John R Lucky Wabbit II
44-15406 P-51D 343 CY-U Krambo Lt. Victor P Lost 27 in this a/c Feb 45 - POW 12779
44-15415 P-51D 338 CL-H
44-15421 P-51D 38 CG-Z Maloney Capt. Robert F Squirt
44-15492 P-51D 38 CG-U Matney Lt. Francis M Nina
44-15492 P-51D 38 CG-U Clemmens Lt. Billy Artwork - Indian's Head "Huacoar" (L) My Gal Sal (R)
44-15492 P-51D 38 CG-U Cunnick Lt. John W III Huacoar (L) My Kitten (R) From Clemmons
44-15544 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 17 December 1945 - Lt. Russell F Hintz killed in crash (Germany)
44-15564 P-51D 38 CG-Y Coonan Capt. John F
44-15598 P-51D 338 CL-S Lost 5 Aug 45 - Lt. William M Agnew Jr. KIMAC
44-15600 P-51D 338 CL-B
44-15602 P-51D 338 CL-
44-15606 P-51D 38 CG-O Beckett Lt. Larry E Eve Markings incorporated photo of his wife Eve
44-15608 P-51D 343 CY-T Coggeshall Lt. Chester Jr. Cape Cod Express Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 KIA
44-15639 P-51D 338 CL-E Lost 17 April 45 - Lt. Robert K Thacker POW 13919