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
43-25038 P-51C 82 MX-Q From 339th FG
44- P-51D 84 WZ-C Taylor Lt. Richard W
44- P-51D 84 WZ- Hawk Jalopy
44- P-51D 83 HL-J Bigelow Lt. Marvin C Li'l Max
44- P-51D 84 WZ-T DeAnda Lt. Louis
44-13650 P-51D 82 MX-C Ground looped 27 June 45 - Lt. Ivan H Keatley
44-14251 P-51D 84 WZ-I Caviness Lt.Col. Roy B Contrary Mary Brought a/c with him from 361 FG
44-14417 P-51D 83 HL-A
44-14852 P-51D 83 HL-F Innocenzi Lt. Andrew R Lottie Lost in this a/c 14 Feb 45 - Returned 12328
44-15187 P-51D 83 HL-T
44-15359 P-51D 84 WZ-F Musgrave Lt. Louis R Lost in this a/c 24 Feb 45 - KIA 12615
44-15382 P-51D 82 MX-W Carroll Lt. Edward J
44-15469 P-51D 82 MX-J Hydorn Lt. William E Bucephalus
44-15495 P-51D 82 MX-E Swauger Lt. Fred R Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - POW 13864
44-15495 P-51D 83 HL-
44-15497 P-51D 83 HL-O
44-15499 P-51D 83 HL-E Lost in belly landing 3 January 45 - Lt. Jack D Hodge
44-15505 P-51D 82 MX-S Hart Capt. Donald C Little Rebel
44-15506 P-51D 83 HL-G Hamilton F/O Ralph E Miss Debbie Lost 17 Jan 45 - Lt. Gerald F Boner KIA 11859
44-15524 P-51D 83 HL-K Monteith Lt. Donald R
44-15556 P-51D 82 MX-Z Bourque Lt. Walter E a/c to Stinson
44-15556 P-51D 82 MX-Z Stinson Lt. Herbert A Doug Lost in this a/c 10 April 45 - KIA 13773
44-15574 P-51D 82 MX-I Stutzman Lt. Milton B
44-15575 P-51D 83 HL-P
44-15577 P-51D 84 WZ-G Murphy Lt. John Just Hang'en Around (L & R)
44-15586 P-51D 83 HL-I Harrington Lt. Francis E Boston Bean
44-15627 P-51D 83 HL-Q Hodge Lt. Jack D Windy City Mama Lost in this a/c 11 March 45 - KIA 13398
44-15650 P-51D 83 HL-J Hamilton Lt. Ralph E Debra Dell Lost in this a/c 22 Feb 45 - POW 12681
44-15675 P-51D 84 WZ-W Reeves Lt. Thomas N Jr. Lost in this a/c 19 march 45 - KIA 13160
44-15683 P-51D 84 WZ-V
44-15692 P-51D 84 WZ-K DeAnda Lt. Louis
44-15692 P-51D 84 WZ-H Lost in take-off crash 10 Jan 45 - Lt. William J DeGain
44-15693 P-51D 82 MX-L
44-15693 P-51D 84 WZ-V Landing accident Duxford 3 Jan 45 - Lt. Richard W Taylor. (Training sortie). To 82 FS as MX-L
44-15702 P-51D 83 HL-X Lost 10 April 1945 - Lt. Richard I Kuehl POW
44-15707 P-51D 84 WZ-N Coffee Lt. Charles F Kitten Jean
44-15716 P-51D 82 MX-P Dunham Lt. Richard N
44-15720 P-51D 84 WZ-I Spooner Lt. Richard H Lost in this a/c 15 Jan 45 - POW 11860
44-15721 P-51D 83 HL-C Nieland Lt. Elmer K Lost in this a/c 19 March 45 - POW 13161
44-15722 P-51D 82 MX-W
44-15729 P-51D 83 HL-T Senarens Lt. William B Bill's Bus Lost in this a/c 3 Feb 45 - POW 12164
44-15731 P-51D 84 WZ-H Farmer Capt. James Mischievous Nell
44-15740 P-51D 84 WZ-N Wilson Lt. Mark T Lost in this a/c 25 Feb 45 - Evaded 12704
44-15745 P-51D 82 MX-T Bourque Lt. Walter E Heavenly Body
44-15745 P-51D 82 MX-T Nelson Lt. Larry W Heavenly Body Reassigned to Bourque & name retained.
44-15746 P-51D 84 WZ-N Sawall Lt. Warren J Lost in this a/c 3 Feb 45 - POW 12165
44-63163 P-51D 84 WZ-R
44-63170 P-51D 82 MX-U Crashed on training flight U.K. - Lt. Milton B Stutzman
44-63171 P-51D 84 WZ-K Newmark Lt. Burton J Lady Eve Lost in this a/c 21 Feb 45 - POW 12594
44-63174 P-51D 84 WZ-T Lost 14 Jan 45 - Lt Willis H Lutz bailed out over Belgium due to friendly fire