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
42-28740 P-47D 82 MX-P Mattern Lt. James
42-28798 P-47D 82 MX-M Keatley Capt. Ivan H Cutie / Ivan The Terrible
42-28805 P-47D 82 MX-J
42-28878 P-47D 84 WZ-S Oiler Lt. Frank E Eileen
42-74634 P-47D 83 HL-D Dougherty Capt. Kenneth W To 56th FG
42-74641 P-47D 84 WZ-Z Pompetti Lt. Peter E Lost in this a/c 17 March 44 POW 3102
42-74641 P-47D 84 WZ-A Price Maj. Jack C Feather Merchant II Re-coded to WZ-A. To Pompetti
42-74650 P-47D 82 MX-Z Crash landed UK 13 Aug 44
42-74650 P-47D 82 MX-Z
42-74652 P-47D 83 HL-K Hindersinn Lt. Kenneth Lost in this a/c 5 Jan 44 POW 1739
42-74657 P-47D 84 WZ-D Peterson Lt. Earl M Vicky
42-74683 P-47D 82 MX- Lost 10 Dec 43 - Lt. Melvin R Wright KITA
42-74690 P-47D 83 HL-J Juchheim Capt. Alwin M Jr (Max) To 5ERS as 5F-J
42-74693 P-47D 83 HL-Z Stone Lt.Col. James J Jr
42-74694 P-47D 84 WZ-E Barba Lt. Andrew M Joker recoded to G
42-74694 P-47D 84 WZ-E Hartman Lt. George T Joker recoded to E
42-74694 P-47D 84 WZ-G
42-74705 P-47D 83 HL-B
42-74707 P-47D 83 HL-S Battle damage 8th February 1944.
42-74716 P-47D 84 WZ-B
42-74716 P-47D 84 WZ-O To 353rd FG
42-74723 P-47D 84 WZ-P Laho Lt. Robert A My Baby Lost 5 Aug 44 - Lt. John J Myler KIA 7251
42-74723 P-47D 84 WZ-X
42-74725 P-47D 82 MX-L Hockery Capt. John J Spook
42-74733 P-47D 82 MX-P Swanson Lt William S Miss Fortune Lost in this a/c 11 Feb 44 - KIA 2294
42-74733 P-47D 82 MX-N
42-74736 P-47D 82 MX-K Scheibler Lt. Joseph A
42-74742 P-47D 84 WZ-O Maxwell Capt. Julius. P War Eagle Name from Auburn University Team. (became WZ-Dbar)
42-74742 P-47D 84 WZ-D Calderon Lt. Severino B SNAFU "War Eagle" artwork also retained.
42-74753 P-47D 84 WZ-J Brown Maj. Quince L Okie Serial given incorrectly in A8
42-74753 P-47D 84 WZ-V Re-coded from WZ-J
42-74753 P-47D 84 WZ-Y Recoded from WZ-V
42-74783 P-47D 82 MX-B
42-74863 P-47D 82 MX-D
42-75115 P-47D 84 WZ-H
42-75128 P-47D 82 MX-R
42-75133 P-47D 83 HL-
42-75147 P-47D 83 HL-X Gilbert Lt.Col. Olin E
42-75147 P-47D 83 HL-I Artwork of Varga's "Patriotic Gal" Reassigned from Gilbert and recoded.
42-75151 P-47D 82 MX-L To HQ. 1st Combat Wing - code retained.
42-75182 P-47D 83 HL-W
42-75196 P-47D 83 HL-O Reems Capt. Julian S Li'l Eva
42-75204 P-47D 82 MX-B
42-75204 P-47D 82 MX-L
42-75204 P-47D 82 MX-F
42-75243 P-47D 82 MX-B Lost 10 Sept 44 - Lt. William O Lacy KIA 8561
42-75402 P-47D 83 HL-A See 42-25402
42-75403 P-47D 83 HL-O Lost in MAC 5 June 44 - Lt. Jack B Miller bailed safely
42-75406 P-47D 82 MX-Z Oberhansley Lt.Col. Jack J Iron Ass
42-75429 P-47D 84 WZ-Y Re-coded to WZ-S