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
44-63177 P-51D 82 MX-C Anderson Lt. Edwin B Lost in this a/c 24 Feb 45 - POW 12613
44-63178 P-51D 83 HL-B Beckley Lt.Col. Samuel R Beck-Dor
44-63178 P-51D 83 HL-Z Bigelow Lt. Marvin C
44-63181 P-51D 84 WZ-C Elin Lt. Herbert W Lost in this a/c 13 Jan 45 - Killed in training crash.
44-63182 P-51D 84 WZ-M Grisham Lt. Leon M Lost in this a/c 3 Feb 45 - POW 12166
44-63183 P-51D 82 MX-Y Keatley Capt. Ivan H Cutie II Lost 17 March 45 - Lt. Paul H Stearns force-landed behind Russian lines due to mechanical failure
44-63185 P-51D 82 MX-Q Warren Lt. Willard E "Skip" Kitty's Kat Lost in this a/c 9 Feb 45 - POW 12167
44-63187 P-51D 84 WZ-Y Stier Capt. Earl Bum Steer Lost 19 July 45 - Lt. James M Farmer KITA U.K.
44-63188 P-51D 84 WZ-J Packer Lt. Allan R Lost in this a/c 17 Jan 45 - POW 11861
44-63191 P-51D 84 WZ-U McClellan Lt. William Lucky Baby
44-63198 P-51D 82 MX-A Blossom Lt. Robert J Keep Kickin'
44-63198 P-51D 82 MX-A Recoded to MX-A
44-63203 P-51D 82 MX-X Let's Make Mary Re-coded to MX-G
44-63203 P-51D 82 MX-G Lost 28 Feb 45 - F/O Harold R Liebenrood POW 12795
44-63206 P-51D 84 WZ-
44-63207 P-51D 84 WZ-G Garback Lt. Alfred Scream'n Demon Lost 20 Feb 45 - Lt. Merle V Brendle KIMAC (France)
44-63208 P-51D 83 HL-U Peterson Lt. James S Wandering Boy
44-63208 P-51D 83 HL-U Wise Capt. Robert E The Horrible Hoosier III
44-63209 P-51D 84 WZ-S Hereford Lt. Louis R Sherman Was Right! Lost in this a/c 4 March 45 - KIA 13399
44-63209 P-51D 84 WZ-S Oiler Lt. Frank E Sherman Was Right! a/c to Hereford
44-63212 P-51D HQ WZ-Z Marshall Lt.Col. Leonard P The Face VI Lost in this a/c 21 Apr 45 - Killed in crash 8miles W of Y-39
44-63214 P-51D 82 MX-R Holmes Capt. Robert B Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - KIA 13862
44-63215 P-51D 84 WZ-A Lost 31 March 45 - Lt. Paul S Ostrander KIA 13951
44-63216 P-51D 83 HL-A Gilbert Lt.Col. Olin E Anne Nihilator
44-63238 P-51D 82 MX-K Rosenblum Lt. Allen A Rosey The Riveter (R) Lost 5 March 45 - Lt. Robert K Platt KITA
44-63239 P-51D 82 MX-H
44-63246 P-51D 82 MX-S Childs Lt. John C Little Rebel
44-63248 P-51D 83 HL-Y Eadline Lt. Lloyd L Lost in this a/c 24 Feb 45 - KIA 12626
44-63250 P-51D 84 WZ-A
44-63256 P-51D 82 MX-O Miller Lt. Austin Lost 19 Feb 45 - Lt. Miller bailed-out over France
44-63271 P-51D 83 HL-D Lost 6 Feb 45 over England - Lt. William H Julian bailed out
44-63279 P-51D 83 HL-Z Gray Col. Frederick C Jr. Mr. Ted III
44-63279 P-51D 84 WZ-H To 83rd FS as HL-Z
44-63285 P-51D 83 HL-R Barnaby Capt. Harold T Lost 2 March 45 - Lt. Henry M Staub POW 12863
44-63286 P-51D 82 MX-V Lamb Capt. Huie H Jr. Etta Jean Lost 29 Dec 44 - Capt. Huie H Lamb Jr. ditched.
44-63555 P-51D 84 WZ-C Oldfield Lt. Charles S Lost in this a/c 25 Feb 45 - Evaded 12703
44-63620 P-51D 83 HL-C Kirk Lt. John A 3rd. Small Boy Here
44-63632 P-51D 84 WZ-H DeGain Lt. William J Lee D.
44-63635 P-51D 84 WZ-D
44-63683 P-51D 83 HL-G Punker
44-63684 P-51D 83 HL-W
44-63695 P-51D 84 WZ-O To 354 FG 9th AF as GQ-J
44-63712 P-51D 84 WZ-B Smith Maj. Ray E Fly'n Time Bomb Lost 21 April 45 - Lt. John Sole KIA 14122
44-63714 P-51D 84 WZ-T To 354 FG 9th AF as GQ-F
44-63755 P-51D 84 WZ-T
44-63779 P-51D 84 WZ-G Garback Lt. Alfred Scream'n Demon
44-63779 P-51D 84 WZ-G Higgins Lt. Roy D Ginny
44-63840 P-51D 84 WZ-O
44-63842 P-51D 84 WZ-C Taylor Lt. Clyde E Bonnie To Switzerland post war as J-2124
44-63864 P-51D 83 HL-W Davis Lt. Hubert Twilight Tear