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)

Click HERE to go to 78th Fighter Group gallery

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
42-25871 P-47D 84 WZ-Y Holly Capt. Richard M Nigger II Named for his perpetually suntanned wife.
42-25871 P-47D 84 WZ-Y Whitefield Lt. Charles D Roger the Lodger
42-25889 P-47D 83 HL-
42-25981 P-47D 84 WZ-Z Lost 10 June 44 - Lt. Daniel T Loyd KIA 5577
42-25985 P-47D 84 WZ-C Russell Lt. Ernest E Reassigned to Fee.
42-25985 P-47D 84 WZ-C Fee Lt. John R Lost in this a/c 18 Sepr 44 - KIA 8998
42-25994 P-47D 82 MX-O Lost 11 May 44 - Lt. Anthony I Kosinski Evaded 4691
42-25996 P-47D 83 HL-Z Gray Col. Frederick C Jr. Mr. Ted
42-25996 P-47D 83 HL-I
42-26005 P-47D 82 MX-N Lady Jane
42-26016 P-47D 83 HL-A Lost 28 May 44 - Capt. Alwin M Juchheim Jr. POW 5280
42-26020 P-47D 83 HL-J Juchheim Capt. Alwin M Jr "Max" Lady Jane (became HL-M)
42-26020 P-47D 83 HL-M MacDuffee Lt. Russell C Duffies Special Lost in this a/c 18 Sept 44 - POW 8999
42-26025 P-47D 82 MX-R Tally Ho Chaps
42-26025 P-47D 82 MX-R Lost 12 May 44 - Lt. Daniel D Hagarty POW 4692
42-26031 P-47D 84 WZ-W Lost 10 June 44 - Capt. William F Hunt KIA 5578
42-26053 P-47D 83 HL-E Lost 10 June 44 - Lt. William M McDermott KIMAC
42-26064 P-47D 82 MX-Y Lost 28 May 44 - Lt. Philip H Hazelett KIA 5028
42-26149 P-47D 84 WZ-M Casey Lt. James F Lost in this a/c 10 June 44 - POW 5579
42-26232 P-47D 83 HL-P
42-26241 P-47D 82 MX-V To 356 FG as QI-U
42-26241 P-47D 82 MX-V
42-26256 P-47D 82 MX-G Lost 4 June 44 - Capt. James W Wilkinson KITA
42-26312 P-47D 82 MX-U
42-26314 P-47D 82 MX-F Clark Capt. Charles R Lost in this a/c 2 Aug 44 - POW 7718
42-26317 P-47D 82 MX-U Kuehner Lt. Richard S Lost in this a/c 10 June 44 - KIA 5616
42-26330 P-47D 82 MX-H Eby Maj. Robert Vee Gaile III Lost 17 Sept 44 - Capt. Donald C Hart - Returned
42-26333 P-47D 82 MX-Q Beck Lt. Harold Hun Buster Lost 10 Aug 44 - Lt. Louis A Dicks Jr. KIA 7774
42-26353 P-47D 82 MX- Lady Katherine
42-26387 P-47D 82 MX-W Bosworth Lt. Robert R Miss Behave
42-26391 P-47D 83 HL-Z Gray Col. Frederick C Jr. Mr. Ted
42-26446 P-47D 82 MX-I Hodges Lt. Benjamin H Lost in this a/c 20 June 44 - KIA 5943
42-26449 P-47D 83 HL-X Gilbert Lt.Col. Olin E Lost 14 Aug 44 - Capt. Charles M Peal KIA 7600
42-26455 P-47D 84 WZ- Lost 9 Nov 44 Lt. William G Kelly KITA
42-26456 P-47D 84 WZ-K Grimes Capt. Wilbur K To 56th FG
42-26458 P-47D 83 HL-S Miller Lt. Jack B
42-26458 P-47D 83 HL-A Lost 18 Aug 44 - Lt. Jack B Miller KIMAC
42-26461 P-47D 82 MX-V Morris Lt. Harold J Lost in this a/c 26 July 44 - KIA 6844
42-26472 P-47D 82 MX-I Prudence V From 353 FG ex Bill Tanner - name retained. To 56 FG
42-26475 P-47D 82 MX-T
42-26475 P-47D 82 MX-Y Conner Lt.Col. Richard E
42-26512 P-47D 82 MX-N Lost 13 Aug 44 - Lt. Billy V Smith KIFA
42-26535 P-47D 82 MX-E
42-26536 P-47D 83 HL-M Lost 6 July 44 - Lt. Robert E Mullins KIA 6699
42-26540 P-47D 84 WZ-W
42-26543 P-47D 83 HL-K Caulfield Capt. Peter Lost 1 Sept 44 - Lt. Robert N Jones KIA 8547
42-26551 P-47D 84 WZ-P Mayo Col. Benjamin I To 371 FG 9AF
42-26563 P-47D 83 HL-B To 356 FG as PI-W
42-26567 P-47D 84 WZ-V Mayo Col. Benjamin I No Guts - No Glory Mayo also with 82 F/S
42-26583 P-47D 82 MX- To 84 FS