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
42-67074 P-38H 38 CG-J Jenkins Col. Jack S Texas Ranger
42-67075 P-38H 343 CY- Battle damaged 22nd December 1943
42-67076 P-38H 343 CY-M Lost 2 Dec 43 - Lt. Roland M Malmstedt KIFA
42-67077 P-38H 38 CG-Q Ayers Capt. Jerry H Mountain Ayers
42-67078 P-38H 338 CL-T Lost 13 Nov 43 - Lt. Gene C Stephens KIA 1271
42-67079 P-38H 343 CY- Szelznik Lt. Larry Double Trouble
42-67080 P-38H 38 CG-S Shipman Maj. Mark K Skylark IV See "60"
42-67083 P-38H 38 CG-
42-67084 P-38H 343 CY-R Ryan Maj. Eugene E Lost 5 Jan 44 - Lt. Robert J Kenning KIA 1744
42-67090 P-38H 38 CG- Carroll Lt. John J FOB Detroit Nickname means "Factory Ordered Bought Detroit" (Lt. Carroll's Hometown) Lost 29 Nov 43 - POW 1431
42-67094 P-38H 338 CL-E Crash-landed 15 November 1943
42-67095 P-38H 38 CG-A Joel Maj. Milton Artwork of flying wolf
42-67097 P-38H 343 CY-W Lost 29 Nov 43 - Lt. James W Gilbride KIA 1272
42-67100 P-38H 338 CL- Lost 11 Jan 44 - Lt. William E Harbert KIA 1954
P-38J 38 CG-H Hancock Maj. James H Repuls-ive
P-38J 338 CL- Biedul Lt. Chester A Miss Ann
P-38J 338 CL- Garlock Lt. Karl H Secret Weapon
P-38J 343 CY-G Giller Maj. Edward B The Millie G
P-38J 343 CY- Hiner Lt. James W The Brat
P-38J 343 CY-H Hoeper Maj. Paul E Jill's Jalopy
P-38J 38 CG-U Leinwebber Capt. Gerry Texas Rebel
P-38J 338 CL- Turner Lt. Lloyd Hell's Angel
P-38J 343 CY-W Webb Maj. Dallas W Spider
P-38J 338 CL-V White Capt. Thomas A Janet
42- P-38J 38 CG-W Jaklich Lt. Lester E Angel Puss
42-104106 P-38J 338 CL-T Schank Lt. Thomas D Stinger
42-104237 P-38J 38 CG-I
42-104250 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 21 May 44 - Lt. Henry K Warwick KIA 4980
42-104280 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 21 May 44 - Lt. Horace K Walter KIA 4981
42-104284 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 23 June 44 - Lt. Grant H Cory KIA 6247
42-104287 P-38J 38 CG-I
42-104306 P-38J 38 CG- Littlefield Lt. Robert M
42-104334 P-38J 38 CG-K Underwood Lt. Kenneth H Lost in this a/c 18 May 44 - KITA
42-104396 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 11 June 44 - Maj. Val W Bollwerk POW 5575
42-67199 P-38J 38 CG-Y
42-67219 P-38J 38 CG- Battle damaged 5th January 1944
42-67221 P-38J 38 CG- Lost 31 Jan 44 - Lt. Martin B Miller KIA 2108
42-67226 P-38J 343 CY- Battle damaged 10th February 1944
42-67228 P-38J 343 CY- Lost 15 March 44 - Lt. Benjamin H Gourley KIA 3099
42-67231 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 9 March 44 - Lt. Victor J Labella bailed out
42-67259 P-38J 38 CG-P
42-67277 P-38J 38 CG-Q Ayers Capt. Jerry H Mountain Ayers
42-67279 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 4 March 44 - Lt. Harold J Bone KIA
42-67284 P-38J 38 CG-X
42-67301 P-38J 38 CG-Z Patterson Lt. Leon M Mississippi Mudcat Lost in this a/c 31 Jan 44 - KIA 2109
42-67305 P-38J 338 CL-X Richardson Lt. Stanley P Jr. Miss Mona
42-67413 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 15 April 44 - Lt. Tunis J Lyon POW 3905
42-67432 P-38J 38 CG-
42-67440 P-38J 338 CL-J
42-67467 P-38J 338 CL- Lost 24 March 44 - Lt. Ernest W George POW 3384