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
P-47D 84 WZ-A Baron Lt. Richard L "Mr Blue" Mrs Blue II Nickname was from Dance-band leader "The Blue Baron" hence name of a/c
P-47D 83 HL-O Bennett Capt Wallace
P-47D 84 WZ-F Hailey Lt. Wallace R
P-47D 83 HL-I Harrington Lt. Francis E Boston Bean
P-47D 83 HL-P Peal Capt. Charles M Miss Norma III
P-47D 82 MX- Sharp Lt. Fred I Rough Edge (with cartoon of Bugs Bunny)
P-47D 83 HL-U Wise Capt. Robert E The Horrible Hoosier
42-22459 P-47D 84 WZ-E Hartman Lt. George T Joker To 406 FG 9th AF
42-22463 P-47D 82 MX-J Apple Knocker Lost 29 Jan 44 - F/O Milton H Ramsey Evaded 2121
42-22467 P-47D 82 MX-Y Neel Lt. William F Lost in this a/c 24 Jan 44 KIA 2113
42-22476 P-47D 82 MX-S Fortune's Fool Reassigned as MX-J
42-22476 P-47D 82 MX-J Crash landed 4 Jan 44 - Lt. Joseph A Scheibler
42-22482 P-47D 83 HL- 5PO (5PO =Five Pounds) To 353 FG as SX-M
42-22518 P-47D 83 HL-O
42-22518 P-47D 84 WZ-U To 355 FG as YF-Q
42-22539 P-47D 84 WZ-R
42-22755 P-47D 82 MX-D Lost 11 Feb 44 - Lt. Donald R Morsch KIA 2295
42-22776 P-47D 83 HL-U Dunaway Lt. Kenneth P Jr. Lost in this a/c 1 Sept 44 - POW 8546
42-22781 P-47D 83 HL-L To 353 FG as YJ-P
42-25297 P-47D 84 WZ-D Wood Lt. Eugene W Lost in this a/c 18 Sept 44 - KIA
42-25303 P-47D 84 WZ-J Lost 10 Sept 44 - Lt. Paul H McKenny POW 8689
42-25305 P-47D 84 WZ-I Smith Lt. Robert D
42-25306 P-47D 82 MX-Z
42-25312 P-47D 83 HL-N White. Lt. Fred
42-25313 P-47D 84 WZ-N Ford Lt. Lester E To 79 FG 12 AF
42-25318 P-47D 82 MX-P
42-25402 P-47D 83 HL-A
42-25403 P-47D 83 HL-A
42-25406 P-47D 82 MX-Z
42-25524 P-47D 82 MX- To 356 FG 360 FS
42-25529 P-47D 84 WZ-L Lost 4 July 44 - Lt. Lonnie L Moseley evaded. 6560
42-25537 P-47D 84 WZ-A Silsby Capt. Charles W Lost in this a/c 15 april 44 KIA 3903
42-25538 P-47D 83 HL- To 57 FG 12 AF
42-25552 P-47D 83 HL-W Allstaedt Lt. Kenneth C
42-25690 P-47D 84 WZ-U Belt Lt. Dwight G Lady Helen Named for his wife Helen. Lost in this a/c 1 Oct 44 - KIMAC
42-25698 P-47D 84 WZ-J Brown Maj. Quince L Okie II (became WZ-F )
42-25698 P-47D 84 WZ-I Clague Lt. Robert E Jeanie Lost in this a/c 10 Sept 44 - POW 8691
42-25698 P-47D 84 WZ-F
42-25712 P-47D 84 WZ-T Just Lt Harry H Jr. Lost in this a/c 7 June 44 KIA 5497
42-25719 P-47D 83 HL-G Lawhead Capt. Douglas A
42-25724 P-47D 83 HL-E Bonebreak Capt. Robert R Llost in this a/c 3 Sept 44 - killed during bail out
42-25732 P-47D 82 MX-B
42-25736 P-47D 84 WZ-X Stump Maj. Harold E Lost 10 June 44 - Maj. Harold E Stump KIA 5615
42-25742 P-47D 82 MX-V Zombie
42-25742 P-47D 83 HL-V Zombie
42-25742 P-47D 82 MX-O
42-25758 P-47D 83 HL-L To 365 FG 9AF
42-25837 P-47D 83 HL-X Gilbert Lt.Col. Olin E
42-25837 P-47D 83 HL-K
42-25837 P-47D 83 HL-A