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
44-73042 P-51D 82 MX-U Coleman Capt. Wayne
44-73042 P-51D 82 MX-U Elsey Lt. George V Sooner Hotshot (L) Jenny (R)
44-73119 P-51D 84 WZ-O Calvin Lt. John D Merry Bee
44-73146 P-51D 84 WZ-- Betsy Ann
44-11358 P-51K 83 HL-P
44-11364 P-51K 83 HL-H Wade Lt. John B Lost 23 Feb 45 - Lt. John B Wade POW 12629
44-11557 P-51K 83 HL-L Euler Lt. John E
44-11557 P-51K 83 HL-L Bigelow Lt. Marvin C Reassigned to Lt. Euler
44-11563 P-51K 83 HL-N Boston Blackie Reassigned from Lt. Miller
44-11563 P-51K 83 HL-N Miller Lt. Edwin H The Brat
44-11573 P-51K 83 HL-K Green Capt. Robert T The Green Hornet II
44-11578 P-51K 84 WZ-W
44-11620 P-51K 82 MX-H Brown Capt. John I III Barbie's Boy
44-11621 P-51K 83 HL-K Landing accident 28 December 1944 and recoded to HL-S on repair.
44-11621 P-51K 83 HL-S Jinx Recoded from HL-K following landing accident.
44-11625 P-51K 83 HL-M Gabriel Lt. Watson R
44-11625 P-51K 83 HL-M Higginbottom Capt. Foy E Reassigned to Lt. Gabriel
44-11627 P-51K 83 HL-J Green Eyes Lost 26 Feb 45 - F/O. Charles R O'Brien Jr. KIA 12761
44-11629 P-51K 84 WZ-E
44-11631 P-51K 82 MX-V Lamb Capt. Huie H Jr. Etta Jeanne II / The Texan Named for young sister
44-11649 P-51K 82 MX-A
44-11650 P-51K 82 MX-N
44-11652 P-51K 82 MX-E Boehner Lt. Ernest J Lost in this a/c 1 March 45 - KIA 12811
44-11653 P-51K 82 MX-M Abernathy Lt. Robert B
44-11655 P-51K 83 HL-A Christ Lt.Col. Charles M Poop Shooter II a/c to Olson
44-11655 P-51K 83 HL-A Olson Lt. Leonard S Poop Shooter II Lost in this a/c 26 Feb 45 - POW 12762
44-11657 P-51K 82 MX-D Morrison F/O. George W Lost in this a/c 2 Jan 44 - Evaded 11526
44-11663 P-51K 82 MX-D Coss Capt. Wilbur J Lost in this a/c 22 Feb 45 - Killed in mid-air collision
44-11666 P-51K 84 WZ-O
44-11668 P-51K 83 HL-
44-11669 P-51K 83 HL-V Recoded to HL-F March 1945
44-11669 P-51K 83 HL-F Caulfield Lt. Peter A Recoded from HL-V
44-11671 P-51K 82 MX-L Lost 6 Jan 45 - Lt. Gordon L Weston KIMAC
44-11675 P-51K 82 MX-N From 359 FG. Crash landed 11 Feb 45 - Lt. Harry L Roe
44-11679 P-51K 83 HL-V Lost 20 Jan 45 - Lt. William E Bradley crashed in Channel 11913
44-11680 P-51K 82 MX-X Lost 22 Feb 45 in mid-air collision - Lt. Robert E Smith bailed out.
44-11682 P-51K 84 WZ-I Lost 20 Jan 45 - Lt. Kenneth J DeMaagd POW 11858
44-11688 P-51K 82 MX-U Bibeau Lt. Lucian J Lost in this a/c 24 Feb 45 - KIA 12616
44-11690 P-51K 82 MX-E
44-11691 P-51K 84 WZ-F Belly-landed 6 January 1945 1.5 miles NE of Marche, Belgium - Capt. Wilbur K Grimes returned.
44-11693 P-51K 84 WZ-B Smith Maj. Raymond E a/c lost in crash at Duxford details unknown
44-11694 P-51K 84 WZ-D Lyle Capt. Charles L Lost in this a/c 20 Feb 45 - KIMAC
44-11695 P-51K 83 HL-N Bouka Lost 14 Feb 45 - Lt. James S Peterson Returned (a/c named Prouka per 8th losses) 12327
44-11740 P-51K 84 WZ-J Moores Lt. James E Lost 8 March 45 - Lt. Donald A Bath KIFA
44-11743 P-51K 84 WZ-J Ostrander Lt. Paul S Porcelain Pillbox
44-11747 P-51K 84 WZ-L Keillor Capt. Peter Achtung Indianer (on canopy rail) Name from German pilot's warning of Mustangs in area. Overshot runway at Fowlmere 15 Jan 45 - Lt. Richard W Taylor.
44-11763 P-51K 84 WZ-K Slack Lt. Henry R Raven II Reassigned from Grimes.
44-11763 P-51K 84 WZ-K Grimes Capt. Wilbur K Reassigned to Slack after only one mission flown by Grimes.
44-12125 P-51K 82 MX-U At present on display at Soesterberg, Netherlands.
44-12136 P-51K 83 HL-D Phaneuf Lt. Richard E Hell's Bells Named for his favourite expression. Transferred to 55th FG post war.