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
42-26583 P-47D 84 WZ-T Lost 5 July 44 Lt. William Newton III KIA 6561
42-26584 P-47D 83 HL-D Reems Capt. Julian S Gelene
42-26585 P-47D 82 MX-K Kinsolving Lt. James E Lost 26 Aug 44 - Lt. Wilbur Coss Jr. Evaded 8537
42-26588 P-47D 82 MX-Z Crashed UK 1July 44 - Lt. Fred I Sharp
42-26590 P-47D 84 WZ-E Clark Lt. Lawton E Thoroughbred Lost in this a/c 10 Sept 44 - KIA 8692
42-26591 P-47D 83 HL-J Hathway Lt. Randal B Reassigned to Bigelow.
42-26591 P-47D 83 HL-J Bigelow Lt. Marvin C
42-26615 P-47D 84 WZ-X My Body
42-26623 P-47D 83 HL-E Lost 22 June 44 - Lt. Ollie E Gibbs Jr. KITA
42-26624 P-47D 84 WZ-J Boyle Capt. Herbert L Old Smoothy
42-26629 P-47D 84 WZ-M Marshall Lt. Lloyd Q Serenade in Blue
42-26630 P-47D 82 MX-H Force landed 25 June 44 - Lt. Ebey. Transferred to 356 FG
42-26633 P-47D 82 MX-E
42-26635 P-47D 82 MX-E Top Hat (Picture) To 56th FG
42-26638 P-47D 82 MX-R
42-26640 P-47D 84 WZ-X Orr Lt. Ross Lost in this a/c 1 July 44 KIA 6547
42-26652 P-47D 84 WZ-Z Lay Capt. Harry T Lost in this a/c 17 July 44 - POW 6785
42-26671 P-47D 82 MX-X Mayo Col. Benjamin I No Guts - No Glory Mayo also with 84 F/S. Lost 19 July 44 - Maj. Norman D Munson KIA 6784
42-26672 P-47D 83 HL-V Korsmeyer Lt. Willard K Lost in this a/c 31 July 44 - POW 7578
42-26676 P-47D 82 MX-C
42-26682 P-47D 84 WZ-U Eaton Capt. Alfred F Ozark Queen Named for wife whose picture is on a/c
42-27297 P-47D 82 MX-V Eggleston Lt. Troy L Lost in this a/c 26 Nov 44 - KIA 10544
42-27339 P-47D 82 MX-S Myers Lt.Col. Joseph
42-27339 P-47D 82 MX-S Turley Lt. Grant M
42-27370 P-47D 82 MX-
42-27370 P-47D 83 HL-R
42-27370 P-47D 83 HL-R
42-27378 P-47D 82 MX-K
42-27380 P-47D 82 MX-V
42-27380 P-47D 82 MX-D To 56 FG as LM-D
42-27605 P-47D 82 MX-R
42-27606 P-47D 82 MX-A 2 seater
42-27606 P-47D 84 WZ-A w/w Converted to 2 seater
42-27607 P-47D 82 MX-G Stark Lt. Richard D Lost in this a/c 3 Sept 44 - POW 8548
42-27781 P-47D 83 HL-L
42-28408 P-47D HQ HL-X Lost 28 Aug 44 - Lt.Col. Olin E Gilbert Evaded 8308
42-28422 P-47D 82 MX-O Lamb Capt. Huie H Jr. Huie did not get 'round to naming his P-47
42-28436 P-47D 82 MX-T To 56 FG
42-28455 P-47D 82 MX-L Nelson Lt. Lawrence "Larry" W The Flying Falcon Named from a High School Group "The Falcons".
42-28518 P-47D 83 HL-C Green Capt. Robert T Green Hornet
42-28518 P-47D 83 HL-S
42-28544 P-47D 83 HL-K Jackson Lt. Joseph Fast Action Jackson Lost 15 Oct 44 - Lt. Jack Lagrange Jr. POW 9499
42-28566 P-47D 82 MX-X
42-28615 P-47D 84 WZ-X Laho Lt. Robert A My Baby
42-28635 P-47D 83 HL-X Hartley Lt. Dunstan D Lost in this a/c 23 Sept 44 - KIA 9000
42-28636 P-47D 83 HL-V Fish Lt. Frank A Flying Fish
42-28648 P-47D 84 WZ-H
42-28651 P-47D 83 HL-S To 358 FG 9AF
42-28660 P-47D 84 WZ-F Butch
42-28689 P-47D 83 HL-B