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
42-7886 P-47D 84 WZ-P To 356 FG 361 FS as QI-Z
42-7888 P-47D 82 MX-V
42-7889 P-47D 83 HL-I Barnaby Capt. Harold T
42-7894 P-47D 84 WZ-Q Saffold Capt. Paul W Rebel To 359 FG 370 FS as CS-L
42-7899 P-47D 84 WZ-H El Bango (later became J )
42-7906 P-47D 83 HL-R Lost 30 March 44 - Lt. Albert B Werder KIA 3461
42-7914 P-47D 83 HL-P Peal Capt. Charles M Miss Norma To 5ERS
42-7916 P-47D 82 MX-O Orr Lt. Ronald C Lost in this a/c 29 Feb 44 - POW 2746
42-7918 P-47D 84 WZ-Y Hunt Capt. William F Old Ironsides
42-7923 P-47D 82 MX-J Hahn Lt. Clifford B Lost in this a/c 24 Jan 44 KIA 2112
42-7923 P-47D 82 MX-D Recoded
42-7935 P-47D 84 WZ-I Byers Lt. James F Lost in this a/c 30 July 43 - KIA 135
42-7944 P-47D 83 HL-V Shepard Lt. Thomas W Topper To 355 FG
42-7948 P-47D HQ MX-P Peterson Lt.Col. Arman Flagari II (L &R) Named for hometown - Flagstaff AZ. Lost in this a/c 1 July 43 KIA 27
42-7951 P-47D 83 HL-G Roff Lt. Harry C The Spirit of Sycamore Hill
42-7952 P-47D 83 HL-Y Smith Lt. Jayson M
42-7954 P-47D 82 MX-L Martinez Capt. Manuel S
42-7954 P-47D 82 MX-L Wilkinson Capt. James W Pin-up-Girl (+artwork of nude with hairpins in)
42-7961 P-47D HQ WZ-M McNickle Lt.Col. Melvin F Lost in this a/c 30 July 43 POW 135
42-7963 P-47D 83 HL-T Dawson County Nebraska (Pres. A/C) Lost 11 Feb 44 - F/O Archie F Daniels KIFA
42-7965 P-47D 84 WZ-
42-7983 P-47D 83 HL-W Lost 6 March 44 - F/O Edward J Downey KIA 2974
42-7986 P-47D 84 WZ-S
42-7998 P-47D 82 MX-D Turley Lt. Grant M Kitty - Sundown Ranch Named from home - Sundown Ranch, Snowflake. AZ .Lost in this a/c 6 March 44 KIA
42-7998 P-47D 82 MX-N Turley Lt. Grant M Kitty - Sundown Ranch Named from home - Sundown Ranch, Snowflake. AZ .Lost in this a/c 6 March 44 KIA 2975
42-7998 P-47D 82 MX-G
42-8243 P-47D 84 WZ-K Straley Capt. Warren G
42-8375 P-47D 84 WZ-A
42-8467 P-47D 82 MX- Ulerick Lt. Estel E
42-8471 P-47D 82 MX-C Baker Lt. Robert L Squint To 356 FG as OC-A
42-8471 P-47D 82 MX-X
42-8476 P-47D 82 MX-X Little Demon From 353 F/G. Crashed March 44 - Lt. Estel Ulerick severely burned on test flight
42-8479 P-47D 83 HL-V Battle damage 4th January 1944.
42-8502 P-47D 82 MX-K To 356 FG as PI-W
42-8505 P-47D 82 MX-E Recoded to MX-K
42-8505 P-47D 82 MX-K Bernhard Lt. Jack J Smilin' Jack II
42-8523 P-47D 84 WZ-K
42-8524 P-47D 83 HL-Y Zumwalt Lt. Harding R Artwork - Superman
42-8524 P-47D 83 HL-S
42-8530 P-47D 82 MX-E Wesson Lt. Warren M Jeanie - V.O.S. V.O.S. = Victory Over Separation. Reassigned to DeWitt.
42-8530 P-47D 82 MX-E DeWitt Capt. Charles W Reassigned from Wesson. Crashed on take off 22 March 44 in this a/c. Capt. DeWitt slightly injured.
42-8537 P-47D 84 WZ-N Smith Lt. Robert D
42-8537 P-47D 84 WZ-J
42-8538 P-47D 84 WZ-E Hartman Lt. George T Lost in this a/c 5 Jan 44 KIA 1741
42-8543 P-47D 83 HL-U Tonkin Lt. Walter Lost in this a/c 16 March 44 - KIA 3094
42-8549 P-47D 82 MX-R
42-8551 P-47D 84 WZ-C
42-8560 P-47D 82 MX-I
42-8564 P-47D 83 HL-U
42-8564 P-47D 83 HL-D