Scouting Force

Station

Experimental Force (SFX)
Steeple Morden July 1944 to 19 Sept 1944
1st Scouting Force
Honington 19 Sept 1944 to 13 March 1945
Bassingbourn 13 March 1945 (as 857th Bomb Squadron) to End of War
2nd Scouting Force
Steeple Morden 19 Sept 1944 to End of War
3rd Scouting Force
Wormingford August 1944 to End of War

Station Callsigns

Experimental Force (SFX)
Two Room
1st Scouting Force
Honington: Outside
Bassingborn: Information wanted
2nd Scouting Force
Two Room
3rd Scouting Force
Fusspot

Group Callsigns
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SFX

Code:
WR OS YF
Callsign:
  • Buckeye (ex bomber pilots)
  • Borax (fighter pilots)

1SF

Code:
N2 5Y 5E (Honington)
Callsign:
  • Buckeye (Honnington)
  • Cavarly (Basingbourn)

2SF

Code:
WR OS YF
Callsign:
  • Bootleg

3SF

Code:
CG CL CY
Callsign:
  • Kodak

Total Records: 111

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
44-63739 P-51D 2SF YF-Q Bancroft Lt. William H (ex 4 F/G) The Body's Bastard a/c from Dillon
44-63739 P-51D 2SF YF-Q Dillon Capt. Richard M (ex 355 F/G) Rugged Rebel V Final a/c on return from 1SF @ Honington a/c to Bancroft
44-63748 P-51D 1SF 9H- Little Dutchess Lost 10 April 45 due to mechanical failure over Berlin - Lt. William L Rogers POW 13758
44-64081 P-51D 2SF YF-Q Bancroft Lt. William H (ex 4 F/G) The Body's Bastard
44-72239 P-51D 1SF 9H-Z Simpson Capt. John W (ex 356 FG) Zoom Zoozie
44-72335 P-51D 1SF 9H-P Nelson Lt. Joseph D (ex 381 BG) Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - KIFA
44-72497 P-51D 1SF 9H-H Rosenbauer Lt. Elwood J "Jack" Bit O' Heaven
44-72844 P-51D 2SF YF-M Shewfelt Lt. Ray L Li'l Larry III
44-72963 P-51D 3SF CL- Lost 20 April 1945. Lt. Tom L Fitzsimons killed in crash at Maargraten due to systems failure.
44-11567 P-51K 1SF 5Y-P Dana Kay Crash landed 15 Jan 45 - Lt. Wayne O Fox
44-12152 P-51K 3SF CY- Lost 3 April 45 due to another P-51 - Lt. John Stein Jr. details unknown 13964