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
41-6345 P-47C 82 MX-R Hewitt Maj. Richard A Miss Tibbie
41-6353 P-47C 84 WZ-D Lost 13 June 43 - Lt. Donald M Marshall POW
41-6357 P-47C 84 WZ-B Irvin Maj. John D Geronimo See 41-6367
41-6361 P-47C 83 HL-A Cooper Capt. James Hellza Poppin' To HQ 67FW as LC-S
41-6363 P-47C 83 HL-K
41-6364 P-47C 83 HL-D Dougherty Capt. Kenneth W Lady Jacquelyn
41-6365 P-47C 82 MX-F
41-6366 P-47C 82 MX-B
41-6367 P-47C 84 WZ-B Geronimo See 41-6357
41-6367 P-47C 84 WZ-B Irvin Maj. John D Unmentionable Re-named Geronimo
41-6373 P-47C 83 HL-Z Stone Lt.Col. James J Jr. Artwork - Devil on flying horseshoe
41-6374 P-47C 83 HL-U Powell Lt. Everett W "Jake" Lost in this a/c 4 March 44 POW 2973
41-6374 P-47C 83 HL-V
41-6377 P-47C 83 HL-U
41-6379 P-47C 82 MX-M Van Dyk Lt. Warren V Queen Mu Named for his wife Muriel.
41-6380 P-47C 82 MX-G Spalding Lt. Robert P Ranny Mark II Named for his wife.
41-6382 P-47C 83 HL-C McTaggart Capt. Elmer E Green Hornet Shot down in this a/c 14 May 43 Evaded
41-6383 P-47C 84 WZ-S Lost 20 May 43 - Lt. Richard A Murray KIA
41-6384 P-47C 82 MX-
41-6386 P-47C 84 WZ-T Gore Lt. Robert N Destiny's Tot
41-6391 P-47C 82 MX-Y Graff Lt. Warren E Shot down in this a/c 30 July 43 - Evaded 135
41-6391 P-47C 82 MX-P Peterson Lt.Col. Arman Flagari Named for hometown - Flagstaff AZ
41-6393 P-47C 84 WZ-R Pompetti Lt. Peter E Axe The Axis Previously named "Darkie"
41-6393 P-47C 84 WZ-R Pompetti Lt. Peter E Darkie Name changed to Axe The Axis
41-6395 P-47C 84 WZ-
41-6396 P-47C 82 MX-H
41-6396 P-47C 82 MX-B
41-6396 P-47C 82 MX-U
41-6399 P-47C HQ WZ-M Lost 13 Apr 43 - Lt.Col. Joseph E Dickman bailed out. Returned.
41-6402 P-47C 83 HL-X Davis Maj. Jesse C Owley and Tobe
41-6409 P-47C 84 WZ-W Fleming Capt. Edward F
41-6409 P-47C 84 WZ-H
41-6411 P-47C 83 HL-N Chapman Lt. William T Jr. Muscle Bound Lost 22 Sept 43 -Lt. Quentin Charlton KIA 672
41-6415 P-47C 84 WZ-V Wild Hare
41-6418 P-47C 82 MX-Z
41-6532 P-47C 84 WZ-M Himes Maj. Ralph F Cali Kid
41-6532 P-47C 84 WZ-X
41-6535 P-47C 82 MX-I Webb Lt. Calvin Lost in this a/c 1 April 44 - KIA 3526
41-6535 P-47C 82 MX-K Scheibler Lt. Joseph A
41-6540 P-47C 83 HL-S Madole Lt. William H Skonk Hunter
41-6540 P-47C 83 HL-A Lost 30 Dec 43 - F/O James C Eastwood KIA 1862
41-6542 P-47C 82 MX-W Oberhansly Lt.Col. Jack J Iron Ass
41-6542 P-47C 82 MX-W Peter Rabbit
41-6580 P-47C 84 WZ-G
41-6581 P-47C 83 HL-Q Putnam Lt. Melvin D Western New Yorker Lost in this a/c 5 Jan 44 KIA 1740
41-6618 P-47C 82 MX-Z Dayhuff Maj. Harry J Hun Ram-Er / Mackie Mackie named for his wife Maxine
41-6628 P-47C 83 HL-R Julian Maj. William H "Bill"
41-6630 P-47C 84 WZ-Z Roberts Lt. Col. Eugene P Spokane Chief Named after Hometown
41-6630 P-47C 82 MX-O
P-47D 84 WZ-A Baron Lt. Richard L "Mr Blue" Mrs Blue Nickname was from Dance-band leader "The Blue Baron" hence name of a/c