Scouting Force


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

Group Callsigns
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  • Buckeye (ex bomber pilots)
  • Borax (fighter pilots)


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


  • Bootleg


  • Kodak

Total Records: 111

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
44-13728 P-51D 2SF OS-G Lost 16 Sept 44 - Lt. William S Burtt KIFA
44-13754 P-51D 1SF 9H-F Cox Lt. William E (ex 401st BG) Lost in this a/c 3 April 45 due to mechanical failure - MIA 13944
44-13764 P-51D SFX OS-F Frey Lt. Maynard (ex 91 BG)
44-13764 P-51D 1SF 5E-B Algar Capt. Phillip M (ex 384BG) Lost 15 Feb 45 - F/O. Irvin E Lang KIA 12377
44-13886 P-51D 3SF CY- Klank Lt. Walter C Jr. Miss Jane the 1st Lost in this a/c 24 Dec 44 - POW 11083
44-13891 P-51D 1SF 5E-G Allen Lt. John J (ex 306 B/G & SFX) Damaged in landing accident 11 Oct 44 - Lt. Norman L Box. details unknown
44-13912 P-51D SFX WR-K Taylor Lt. Floyd K Lost 3 Aug 44 - Lt. Floyd K Taylor - Evaded 7612
44-14053 P-51D 3SF CG-M Masters Lt.Col. Vincent W (ex 385th BG) Master's Mistress
44-14083 P-51D 3SF CL- Lost 19 Sept 44 - Capt. Wesley G Lundholm bailed out
44-14095 P-51D 3SF CL-J Klasinski Lt. Anthony My Little Angel
44-14095 P-51D 3SF - Flown by Lt. Klasinski on 3 Feb 45
44-14124 P-51D 3SF CL-X Owen Capt. William B (ex 96th BG) Homer's Roamer Named for Crew Chief Homer Cheek. Flown by Lt. Erickson 3 Feb 45
44-14154 P-51D 3SF CG-A Unger Lt. Edward (ex 486th BG) Mutt Mutt & Jeff = comic-strip characters
44-14182 P-51D 3SF - Flown by Lt. Sharp on 3 Feb 45
44-14184 P-51D 3SF CY-E Flown by Capt. Beaty on 3 Feb 45.
44-14189 P-51D 1SF 5E-R Schoefield Lt. William E (ex 379 B/G & SF(E)) Francisco
44-14193 P-51D 3SF - Flown by Lt. Gifford 3 Feb 45
44-14199 P-51D 3SF CG-X White Hope Ground looped 8 Feb 45 - Robert L Sharp
44-14249 P-51D 3SF CY-P Manlove Capt. Clifford J (ex 490th BG) June Bug Flown by Capt. Manlove on 3 Feb 45
44-14262 P-51D 1SF 9H-Y Taurone Lt. Dominic T Crash landed Bassingbourn 12 April 45 - Lt Dominic T Taurone
44-14278 P-51D 3SF CL-N Hall Capt. Robert T Lost in this a/c 18 January 1945 -KIA
44-14300 P-51D 2SF WR-A Whalen Lt. William E "Gooney Bird" (ex 4 F/G) Written-off 10 Dec 44 - crash landing
44-14309 P-51D 2SF YF-X Brooks Lt.Col. John A III Calamity Jane (L) Punkin (R) Named for wife
44-14371 P-51D 2SF WR-Z Getz Capt. Charles W III (ex 491 B/G) Saucy Shirley Named for his high school sweetheart Shirley Marie Anderson who did not become Mrs Getz!
44-14375 P-51D 1SF 5E-K
44-14428 P-51D 2SF YF-A Lost 9 Feb 45 - Lt. Thomas J Taylor KIA 12335
44-14439 P-51D 2SF OS-Z Stauder Capt. James B Lost in this a/c 25 Nov 44 - KIA 10815
44-14441 P-51D 2SF WR-S Lindley Lt. Glen D (ex 479 F/G) Ellen II Named for his wife. Lost 24 March 1945 - Capt. Leonard H Monefeldt KIA.
44-14460 P-51D 2SF WR-R Whitlow Lt. Robert Hi Nell Name "Mr Hell" per P-TM8 - photo confirms "Hi" (named for future wife Cornel (Nell))
44-14497 P-51D 2SF OS-U Gerber Lt. John A (ex 56 F/G) Restless Ruthie
44-14497 P-51D 2SF OS-U Miller Lt. John H (ex 361 F/G) Little Speedy (L) Butch (R)
44-14524 P-51D 2SF YF-M Shewfelt Lt. Ray L (ex 479 F/G) Li'l Larry II (L) YO.O.O!! (R) Named for his new son - not yet seen.
44-14581 P-51D 2SF YF-W Williams Lt. Robert M (ex 479 F/G) Honeychild 3rd Lost 17 Jan 45 - Lt. William E Hornickel KIA 11914
44-14676 P-51D 3SF CL-I Searby Lt. William "Bud" (ex 487th BG) Louise Named for his mother.
44-14782 P-51D 3SF CY-N Gagon Capt. Stanley E (ex 447th BG) La Verne Crashed 3 Feb 45 @ Wormingford - Lt. Bryan Booker
44-14783 P-51D 3SF CG-C Fuller Capt. Andrew W (ex 486th BG) Flown by Capt Fitzimonds on 3 Feb 45
44-14895 P-51D 1SF 9H- McCrory Capt. Dale NMI (ex 381BG) Cis Peg Rocket (L) / Scotty (R) Cis & Peg = start of cc and acc wife names. Scotty = Capt. McCrory. Lost 12 April 45 - Lt. William D Hall bailed out ok Baldock/Royston area due toSystems failure.
44-14898 P-51D 2SF YF-J Ziegler Capt. George T Lost 6 Nov 44 in mid-air collision with 44-14143 of 339FG D7-? Lt. Alan F Crump
44-14933 P-51D 1SF 5E-X Huffman Lt. Rex F Rugged Rebel Replacement a/c for 5E-N. Crash-landed Belgium 3 Feb 45 -Lt. Hoffman details unknown
44-14998 P-51D 2SF YF-W Rodebaugh Lt. Charles R (ex 355 FG) Restless Ruthie
44-15013 P-51D 2SF OS-D Lost 5 Dec 44 - Lt. Benjamin G Williams POW 10814
44-15048 P-51D 3SF CL-A Difley Lt. David M Flown by Lt. McNeeley on 3 Feb 45
44-15179 P-51D 1SF 5E-U
44-15211 P-51D 2SF WR-A
44-15331 P-51D 3SF CL- Lost 15 Jan 45 - Lt. William W Patton KIA
44-15518 P-51D 2SF OS-S
44-15593 P-51D 1SF - Taxi accident Honington 21 Jan 45 - Lt. William E Scofield
44-63204 P-51D 3SF CY-F Jacobson Lt. Richard (ex 486th BG) And Jeff Ex "The Millie G" of Maj. Giller. Mutt & Jeff = comic-strip characters
44-63204 P-51D 3SF CY-F/ DeGeneres Lt. Earl M Jr. "Pinky" (ex 487th BG)
44-63219 P-51D 2SF OS-Y Elliot Lt Col. Frank B Fnoodle/Nonnie Took to 4th FG with him.