78th Fighter Group

The Duxford Eagles

Station

Duxford 3 April 1943 to 10 October 1945

Station Callsigns

Rutley

Group Callsigns

Greywall (A Group) to 22 April ’44 then Phoenix
Bakehouse (B Group) to 22 April ’44 then Slapstick
Boycott (C Group from 23 April ’44
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)

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82nd Fighter Squadron

Code:
MX
Callsign:
  • Stedman (A Group)
  • Churchtime (B Group) to 22 April '44 then:
  • Surtax (A Group)
  • Rainbow (B Group)

83rd Fighter Squadron

Code:
HL
Callsign:
  • Lockyear (A Group)
  • Cleveland (B Group) to 22 April '44 then:
  • Cargo (A Group)
  • Turquoise (B Group)

84th Fighter Squadron

Code:
WZ
Callsign:
  • Bayland (A Group)
  • Clinton (B Group) to 22 April '44 then:
  • Shampoo (A Group)
  • Spotlight (B Group)

Total Records: 701

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
41-6077 P-47C 82 MX-
41-6179 P-47C 82 MX-E Brower Lt. Robert F Crash landed 19 Aug 43 - Lt. Robert F Brower uninjured
41-6179 P-47C 82 MX-F
41-6188 P-47C 82 MX-U Herrick Lt. John Lost in this a/c 26 Nov 43 - POW 1441
41-6198 P-47C 82 MX-D Lost 14 May 43 - Capt. Robert E Adamina POW
41-6201 P-47C 84 WZ-O Hays Capt. George Pappy Became WZ-U
41-6201 P-47C 84 WZ-U Hays Capt. George J Pappy Re-coded from WZ-O
41-6205 P-47C 84 WZ-G
41-6208 P-47C 83 HL-T Gordon Lt. William P Artwork of Bugs Bunny Lost 14 May 43 - F/O Samuel R Martinek POW
41-6210 P-47C 83 HL-M Stokes Lt. James E Upstairs Cat Lost 11 April 44 - F/O. William H Reese KIA 3651
41-6217 P-47C 82 MX-
41-6218 P-47C 82 MX-G Spalding Lt. Robert P Ranny Lost 15 May 1943 - Lt. Jack S Sandmeier KIA
41-6218 P-47C 82 MX-Z
41-6219 P-47C 82 MX-A Adamina Capt. Robert E Ajax / Rocket Jo reassigned to May
41-6219 P-47C 82 MX-A May Capt. William E May Day reassigned
41-6219 P-47C 82 MX-C
41-6220 P-47C 82 MX-I Wesson Lt. Warren M Trans to 56 FG
41-6221 P-47C 83 HL- From 56 FG
41-6222 P-47C 82 MX-J Jackson Lt. Dixie G Mud Creeker Named from the muddy creek at his ranch at Ringling, OK. Lost in this a/c 14 July 43 KIA 35
41-6223 P-47C 84 WZ-F Wendell Lt. Roy E Isabel Lost in this a/c 13 March 44 - KITA
41-6223 P-47C 84 WZ-L
41-6228 P-47C 84 WZ-N
41-6229 P-47C 83 HL-J Knapp Lt. Rober H Percy Lost 8 March 44 - Lt. George C Maitland KIFA
41-6240 P-47C 84 WZ-E Lost 18 Oct 43 - Lt. Franklin B Resseguie Evaded 889
41-6241 P-47C 83 HL-W Lost 15 April 43 - Lt. Leroy V Dodd KIFA
41-6243 P-47C 84 WZ-K Hays Capt. George Pappy Became WZ-C
41-6243 P-47C 84 WZ-K Cover Girl
41-6243 P-47C 84 WZ-C Russell Lt. Ernest E From WZ-K
41-6245 P-47C 84 WZ-M To 495 FTG as VM-A (bar over A)
41-6246 P-47C 83 HL-F Wilkes Capt. Dwight E Artwork - "Sweet Pea" from Popeye
41-6249 P-47C 82 MX-H Eby Maj. Robert Vee Gaile Named for baby daughter Vivian Gaile. Lost 10 Feb 44 - Lt. Donald E Ludwig KIA 2160
41-6252 P-47C 82 MX-N Hegman Lt. William T Bee Ware
41-6255 P-47C 82 MX-Q To 359th FG as CV-O
41-6259 P-47C 84 WZ-C Stump Maj. Harold E Bad Medicine
41-6262 P-47C 83 HL-E Lost 5 Sept. 1943 - Lt. Willard D Hamilton bailed out near Melbourne
41-6266 P-47C 82 MX-T Lamb Lt. John T Buzz
41-6269 P-47C 84 WZ-X
41-6269 P-47C 84 WZ-T
41-6270 P-47C 84 WZ-A Price Maj. Jack C Feather Merchant
41-6270 P-47C 84 WZ-H
41-6280 P-47C 84 WZ-E
41-6318 P-47C 82 MX-K Lost 16 May 43 - F/O Charles R Brown POW
41-6331 P-47C 83 HL-L Leach Lt. Major C Lost in this a/c 5 Jan 44 KIA 1737
41-6332 P-47C 83 HL- Lost 1 March 43 - Lt. Robert L Ronning KIMAC
41-6333 P-47C 84 WZ-F Lentz Lt. Norbert G
41-6333 P-47C 84 WZ-V
41-6335 P-47C 83 HL-B London Capt. Charles P El Jeepo (Artwork (R) of "Jeep" cartoon character) became HL-A
41-6335 P-47C 83 HL-A Re-coded from HL-B Lost 22 Feb 44 - Lt. John H Johnson POW 2669
41-6341 P-47C 82 MX-Y Graff Lt. Warren E
41-6342 P-47C 82 MX-W