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
44-64091 P-51D 84 WZ-J To Sweden post war as 26111
44-64147 P-51D 82 MX-U Hewitt Maj. Richard A Big Dick + artwork of two dice showing double 5
44-64156 P-51D 84 WZ-O Calloway Capt. Carl E The Virgin Ann IV Lost 10 April 45 - Lt. Roger A Spaulding POW 13772
44-72027 P-51D 83 HL-H Hopton Lt. Walter J Kitten
44-72036 P-51D 83 HL-J McDuffie Lt. Duncan M Normie
44-72046 P-51D 83 HL-P Regner Lt. Frederick J
44-72099 P-51D 84 WZ-X Blodgett Lt. Warren Little Chic
44-72119 P-51D 82 MX-Q Lost 16 April 45 - Crash-landed Lt. Eugene L Peel
44-72146 P-51D 83 HL-P Palopoli Lt. Anthony A Little Joe Named for his younger brother
44-72163 P-51D 84 WZ-J
44-72165 P-51D 82 MX-G Croy Capt. Manford O Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - KIA
44-72167 P-51D 84 WZ-M Symons Lt. Raymond S
44-72178 P-51D 84 WZ-N Higgins Lt. Roy D Lost in this a/c 1 March 45 - killed bailing out
44-72187 P-51D 84 WZ-N
44-72190 P-51D 84 WZ-E Townsend Lt. William D Jr. Lost in this a/c 1 March 45 - KIA
44-72191 P-51D 82 MX-F Brown Maj. Winfield H Lady Helen II
44-72200 P-51D 84 WZ-N Lost 12 March 45 - Lt. Anton A Rosengreen bailed out
44-72203 P-51D 84 WZ-S Thain Lt. Thomas V Sweet and Lovely
44-72205 P-51D 82 MX-X Hart Capt. Donald C Sweet Hart
44-72214 P-51D 83 HL-A Christ Lt.Col. Charles M Poop Shooter II Lost 12 March 45 - Lt. Dean C Johnson - Evaded 13416
44-72217 P-51D 83 HL-H Talbot Lt. Robert H Lost 7 April 45 - Lt. Robert H Talbot POW 13952
44-72218 P-51D 84 WZ-I Landers Col. John D "Firewall, Big Ass" Big Beautiful Doll Serial given incorrectly as 44-72258 in MA
44-72229 P-51D 84 WZ-W
44-72233 P-51D HQ MX-D Conner LtCol. Richard E Cutie Lost in this a/c 21 March 45 - Evaded
44-72237 P-51D 82 MX-A Blossom Lt. Robert J Keep Kickin' II (possibly previously Cutie III)
44-72314 P-51D 83 HL-A Lost 26 March 45 - Lt.Col. Olin E Gilbert bailed out over Belgium
44-72320 P-51D 83 HL-J Rohm Lt. Robert F To Sweden post war as 26066
44-72325 P-51D 84 WZ-F Bendorf Lt. Cyril T To Switzerland post was as J-2105
44-72333 P-51D 82 MX-D
44-72337 P-51D 82 MX-A
44-72338 P-51D 83 HL-J
44-72351 P-51D 83 HL-T Frisco Belle Lost 19 March 45 - Lt. Ralph L Bush Jr. KIA 13158
44-72352 P-51D 82 MX-Y Keatley Capt. Ivan H Cutie III
44-72357 P-51D 82 MX-D Rosenberg Lt. Alvin M Lost in this a/c 17 April 45 - POW 13940
44-72360 P-51D 83 HL-T Lost 21 April 45 - Lt. Gene C Doss crash-landed France
44-72365 P-51D 82 MX-O
44-72367 P-51D 82 MX-C Rosenblum Lt. Allen A Lost in this a/c 17 April 45 - POW 13939
44-72381 P-51D 83 HL- To Switzerland post war as J-2130
44-72386 P-51D 84 WZ-D Lost 19 March 45 - Lt. James A Bolen Jr. KIA 13159
44-72407 P-51D 84 WZ-E Downing Maj. Harry L Lost in this a/c 19 March 45 - Evaded 13157
44-72481 P-51D 83 HL-R Barnaby Capt. Harold T Replacement for 44-63285
44-72481 P-51D 83 HL-R Spengler Lt. William B Buzzin' Cuzzin To Switzerland Post War as J-2001.
44-72709 P-51D 83 HL-A To Switzerland post war as J-2125
44-72740 P-51D 82 MX-C
44-72772 P-51D 84 WZ-A Ledington Capt. Dorian Lost in this a/c 21 April 45 - KIA 14121
44-72830 P-51D 83 HL-Z Quinine
44-72911 P-51D 82 MX-R Campi Lt. Louis R
44-72927 P-51D 84 WZ-W Clemons Lt. Clark W Frances Dell
44-72938 P-51D 82 MX-Z Roe Lt. Harry L Miss Pam Named for his niece
44-72964 P-51D 83 HL-X Kulik Capt.Edward R