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
44-15701 P-51D 343 CY-G Giller Maj. Edward B The Millie G Lost 3 April 45 - Lt Frank E Birtciel bailed out safely near Bruges - returned
44-15735 P-51D 343 CY-D Boring Lt. Lloyd D Dizzy Jess
44-15735 P-51D 343 CY-O Lost 17 April 45 - Lt. George A Apple KIA 13918
44-63204 P-51D 343 CY-G Giller Maj. Edward B The Millie G Crash-landed 14 Sept 45 during occupation Lt. James J Elwood (Final Millie)
44-63218 P-51D - 2 seat conversion
44-63225 P-51D 338 CL-C Dargan Lt. Archie S Jr. Rebel Gal
44-63225 P-51D 38 CG-C
44-63227 P-51D 338 CL-G Henry Lt. Carroll D "Hank" Little Trixie/Hank
44-63231 P-51D 343 CY-R Ryan Maj. Eugene E
44-63231 P-51D 343 CY-R Adams Lt. Donald E Reassigned post war from Ryan
44-63242 P-51D 338 CL- Mary Frances
44-63245 P-51D 338 CL- Eastman Lt. Phillips (NMI) Jr Aruba Belle Named for wife, a resident of Aruba. Lost in this a/c 13 Jan 45 - POW 11856
44-63287 P-51D 338 CL-W Sharp Lt. Francis R My Jane Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Vernon B Tally POW 13917
44-63563 P-51D 338 -A Belly landed Kaufbeuren 6 April 1946 - Lt. Charles E Eder
44-63567 P-51D 343 CY-E Howes Lt. Bernard H My Li'l Honey Lost 20 Feb 45 - Lt. Charles R Michaelson POW 12543
44-63619 P-51D 338 CL-D Miss Joell
44-63643 P-51D 343 CY-E To Switzerland post war as J-2103
44-63668 P-51D 338 CL- From 354 FG 9th AF - ex Ensign Babs GQ-I
44-63671 P-51D 338 CL-O
44-63683 P-51D 38 CG-P Ruthie K
44-63693 P-51D 38 CG-R Staggs Capt. William B Wild Honey
44-63727 P-51D 338 CL-
44-63735 P-51D 338 CL-O Schonenberg Lt. Herman J 2nd Stretch Stretch was nickname of Lt. Schonenberg's fiancée who was 4'11" tall. His first a/c "Stretch" was lost in an accident with Lt. Ramm flying it
44-63745 P-51D HQ CY-C Crowell Col. George T Reassigned to Howes
44-63745 P-51D 343 CY-C Howes Lt. Bernard H My Li'l Honey Lost in this a/c 3 March 45 - POW 12897
44-63818 P-51D 338 CL-P To Sweden post-war as 26147
44-64159 P-51D 343 CY-H Hoeper Maj. Paul E Jill's Jallopy VII
44-64159 P-51D 343 CY-O Lost 9 April 45 - Lt. Richard K Abel KIA
44-72057 P-51D 38 CG-O
44-72080 P-51D 38 CG- Lost 24 March 45 - Lt. Stanley E Chapple POW 13438
44-72123 P-51D 343 CY-G Giller Maj. Edward B The Millie G 7th Millie
44-72138 P-51D 343 CY-Z Welch Capt. Robert E Sweet Mary Became GD-2 with 33rd FG 60th FS on transfer to 9th AF during Occupation Duty. Name "Sweet Mary" was retained.
44-72227 P-51D 338 CL-M Righetti Lt.Col. Elwyn C "Eager El" Katydid Lost in this a/c 17 April 45 - KIA 13916
44-72242 P-51D 343 CY-R Ryan Maj. Eugene E To Switzerland post war as J-2056
44-72274 P-51D 338 CL- Lost 10 April 45 - Lt. Joseph M Holland KIA 13774
44-72296 P-51D 338 CL-P Crowell Col. George T
44-72296 P-51D 338 CL-P Konantz Lt. Harold J Saturday Night (L & R) Lost in this a/c 7 April 45 - shot down by B-17. POW 13949
44-72296 P-51D 338 CL-P Konantz Lt. Walter J Saturday Night (L & R) a/c to his brother Harold
44-72296 P-51D 338 CL-P McGinn Lt.Col. John L "Earthquake" Da' Quake a/c to Konantz
44-72349 P-51D 343 CY- Lost 17 April 45 - Lt. Daniel A Langelier KIA 13915
44-72362 P-51D 343 CY-B Bevington Lt. Jack L Li'l Pearl
44-72362 P-51D 343 CY-B Strauch Lt. Walter Li'l Pearl To Sweden post war as 26093
44-72365 P-51D 343 CY-Y
44-72409 P-51D 38 CG-M Best Lt. Donald J Little Lulu Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - KIA 13941
44-72420 P-51D 38 CG-
44-72469 P-51D 343 CY-V Rimerman Col. Benjamin To Switzerland post war as J-2024
44-72504 P-51D 338 CL- To Switzerland post war as J-2043
44-72778 P-51D 38 CG-R Staggs Capt. William B Wild Honey
44-72784 P-51D 38 CG-N Clark Capt. McCauley Tennessee Belle
44-72814 P-51D 338 CL-H