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
42-8572 P-47D 82 MX-A
42-8573 P-47D 84 WZ-L Dougherty Lt. Wayne M Lost in this a/c 26 Nov 43 - POW 1442
42-8574 P-47D 84 WZ-D
42-8575 P-47D 82 MX-C Munson Maj. Norman D Lady Yvonne To 56 FG
42-8584 P-47D 82 MX-Q Battle damage 8th February 1944.
42-8586 P-47D 84 WZ-K
42-8602 P-47D 84 WZ-K
42-8603 P-47D 83 HL-U Lost 21 Apr 44 - Lt. Martin G O'Connell KIFA
42-8608 P-47D 83 HL-W
42-8608 P-47D 83 HL-B To 356 FG as QI-B
42-8615 P-47D 84 WZ-E Laho Lt. Robert O My Baby
42-8619 P-47D 82 MX-M Martinez Capt. Manuel S To 353 FG
42-8620 P-47D 82 MX-F To 36 FG 9th AF
42-8622 P-47D 83 HL-N Granger Lt. Arthur S Lost in this a/c 5 Jan 44 KIA 1738
42-8628 P-47D 84 WZ-R To 353 FG as YJ-T
42-8630 P-47D 84 WZ-S To 356 FG as QI-A
42-8642 P-47D 83 HL-C
42-8650 P-47D 84 WZ-O Maxwell Capt. Julius P Lost 28 Aug 44 - Lt. John F Lacy POW 8307
42-8658 P-47D 83 HL-P
42-8667 P-47D 84 WZ-K Boyle Lt. Herbert L
42-8669 P-47D 84 WZ- Battle damage 18th March 1944
42-8670 P-47D 82 MX-W
42-8671 P-47D 82 MX-U Dunken Lt. Allen G Hun Hopper To 368 FG 9th AF
42-8681 P-47D 83 HL-E Lost 26 Nov 43 - Lt. Ralph E Cormier KIA 1443
42-8685 P-47D 83 HL-R
42-8688 P-47D 83 HL-B Lost 17 March 44 - Lt. Courtlyn W Hotchkiss evaded capture. 3101
43-25297 P-47D 84 WZ-D See 42-25297 9162
43-25300 P-47D 82 MX-I Slater Lt. Harry B B Hope Named for his then fianc?e who did not become Mrs Slater.
43-25303 P-47D 84 WZ-J Tessie's Tot Lost 10 Sept 44 - Lt. Paul H McKenny POW 8689
43-25305 P-47D 84 WZ-I Lost 7 Oct 44 - Lt. Robert D Smith KIA 9260
43-25313 P-47D 84 WZ-N Lost 11 July 44 - Lt. John E Ford POW 6796
43-25318 P-47D 82 MX-P
43-25319 P-47D 83 HL-S Lost 10 June 44 - Lt. Vincent J Massa KIA 5576
43-25513 P-47D 83 HL-R Kitley Lt. Edward T Lost in this a/c 1 July 44 - MAC during take off.
43-25528 P-47D 83 HL-H Pursell Lt. Franklin R Noamie Vee Belly landed Duxford 5 Sept 44 - Lt. Peter W Klaassen. To 36 FG 23 FS and lost 19 March 1945.
43-25536 P-47D 82 MX-J Fitzgerald Lt. James T Lost in this a/c 8 Aug 44 - POW 7450
43-25539 P-47D 84 WZ-R Allstaedt Lt. Kenneth C
43-25550 P-47D HQ HL-C Lost in MAC 5 June 44
43-25552 P-47D 83 HL-W
43-25568 P-47D 83 HL-X Relia From 353 FG name retained.
43-25578 P-47D 84 WZ-F
43-25584 P-47D 84 WZ-Q
43-25588 P-47D 83 HL-F Raese Lt. Cleon W Jr. Lost in this a/c 1 July 44 - killed in MAC during take off.
43-25588 P-47D 83 HL-K
43-25593 P-47D 82 MX-N DeWitt Capt. Charles W
43-25593 P-47D 84 WZ-I Parmelee Lt. Charles E The Merry Chase Lost in this a/c 10 Sept 44 - KIA 8690
44-19562 P-47D 83 HL-G To 353 FG as LH-N
44-19564 P-47D 83 HL-P
44-19566 P-47D HQ MX-X Mayo Col. Benjamin I No Guts - No Glory
44-19566 P-47D 82 MX-X Oberhansley Lt.Col. Jack J Iron Ass