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World War II Honor Roll

James E. Spillane Jr.

Second Lieutenant

O-758094

436th Fighter Squadron
479th Fighter Group

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: June 9, 1944
Buried at: New St. Mary's Cemetery
                  515 West Browning Road
                  Bellmawr NJ 08031 
Awards: Purple Heart


SECOND LIEUTENANT JAMES E. SPILLANE JR. was born in Pennsylvania in 1919. He grew up in the Bettlewood section of Haddon Township NJ, living on East Collingswood Avenue.  This neighborhood was served by the Oaklyn NJ post office, and is often referred to as Oaklyn. The son of James and Ida Spillane, his father was a sergeant on the Haddon Township police force, and was president of the South Jersey Suburban Police Association. 

James Spillane Jr. graduated from Edison Junior High school in Haddon Township, NJ, and he graduated of Collingswood High School, class of 1938. An outstanding athlete, Lieutenant Spillane was a star on the Collingswood High School football, baseball, and basketball teams. He also played baseball in the Camden County League, where in 1938, he was a teammate of Tom Costello amd long-time Woodrow Wilson High School coach Grover Wearshing. He attended the West Nottingham Academy in Maryland, and the University of Delaware for two years before entering the service at Fort Dix NJ on November 14, 1941. 

James Spillane was transferred to the Signal Corps, prior to transferring to fighters in January 1942, and was stationed at Fort Monmouth NJ. In March of 1942 he passed his examination for service in the Air Corps. In May of 1942 he was sent to Hawaii before his transfer to the Air Corps came through. He had to retake the test to qualify for pilot, navigator, or bombardier training. He qualified for pilot training, and returned to the mainland in January of 1943. All of his flight training took place on the West Coast. He trained at Santa Ana CA, before earning his wings and commission at Williams Field AZ on November 6, 1943 as a fighter pilot, flying the Lockheed P-38 Lightning twin-engine fighter.

Second Lieutenant Spillane was sent to England in April of 1944. He flew combat missions from England over Germany, France, and the Low Countries. His plane was involved in an accident while taxiing at Wattisham in England on May 26, 1944. He was killed in action while flying a cover mission, protecting the bomber formations, over France, on June 9, 1944. He was 25 years old. 

James Spillane was reported to have been killed in action in the June 22, 1944 edition of the Camden Courier-Post. He was brought home after the war, and he now lies at New St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellmawr NJ, next to his parents.


Camden Courier-Post * October 27, 1936 


Camden Courier-Post * June 1, 1938 * Camden County League Baseball

Walt Cowan Twirls 'Colls' to Easy 8-1 Decision Over Westmont



479th Fighter Group

Assigned 8th AAF: 14 May 1944

Wing/Command Assignment

VIII FC, 65 FW: 15 May 1944.
2 BD, 65 FW: 15 Sep. 1944.
2 AD, 65 FW: 1 Jan. 1945.

Combat Aircraft:

P-38J May 1944 to 27 Sep. 1944.
P-51D 13 Sep. 1944 to Sep. 1945

Stations

Grand Central Air Terminal Calif, 15 Oct 1943
Lomita Flight Strip, Calif, c. Feb 1944
Santa Maria AAFld, Calif, c. 8-c. 12 Apr 1944
WATTISHAM 15 May 1944 to 22 Nov. 1945.

Group COs

Lt Col Kyle L. Riddle: 25 Dec. 1943 - 10 Aug. 1944 MIA-evaded
Col. Hubert Zemke: 12 Aug. 1944 - 30 Oct. 1944, POW.
Col. Kvle L. Riddle: 1 Nov. 1944 - late 1945.

First Mission: 26 May 1944
Last Mission: 25 Apr. 1945
Total missions: 351
Aircraft MIA: 69

Claims: 155 air; 279 ground

Major Awards:

Distinguished Unit Citations: 18 Aug., 5 and 26 Sep. 1944; strafing airfields and air combat, near Munster.

Unit Claims to Fame

Last fighter group to join 8AF. First combat with 'jet' enemy aircraft - Captain Jeffrey, 29 July 1944. Last enemy aircraft claimed by 8AF on the 25 April 1945, Lt Hilton Thompson.

Early History:

Activated 15 Oct. 1943 at Glendale GCAT CA. Trained there with P-38s until 6 Feb. 1944. Moved to Lomita Flight Strip, CA. and on 7 Mar. 1944 to Santa Maria AAField, CA. Commenced overseas movement on April arriving Camp Kilmer, NJ. 20 Apr. 1944. Sailed on the USS Argentina, 2 May 1944 and arrived Clyde 14 May 1944.

Subsequent History:

Many personnel transferred after VE-day. Aircraft transfered to depots on Sep. 1945. Unit was the last fighter group to return to US, sailing from UK on the 23 Nov. 1944 and arriving in New York on the 29 of Nov. 1945. Group established at Camp Kilmer, NJ for inactivation there on 1 Dec. 1945

 Between 1937 & 1939 land was purchased by the government near Wattisham village, four type " C " hangers were erected and a grass landing area was formed. On the 6th April 1939 Wing Commander O R Gayford DFC AFC took command of the station. Bristol Blenheim bombers of 107 & 110 Squadrons arrived under No.2 Group Bomber Command on the 11th May 1939. Aircraft from both squadrons made the first Wartime bombing raid on the 4th September 1939, against German battleships anchored at Keil. For his part in the raid Flight Lieutenant Doran, was awarded the DFC.
Both squadrons flew many missions over Norway and Denmark during the German offensive in April 1940 and later flew tactical missions against German forces invading France. In the next 3 years their aircraft and those of No's18 and 226 Squadrons together with Beaufighters of No.236 Squadron attacted enemy troops, shipping and U Boats, also taking part in night intruder raids and daylight sweeps over France. Aircraft from Wattisham took part in the first 1000 bomber raid. During this time the Luftwaffe caused damage and many casualties attacking the airfield.

        In mid 1942 Wattisham Airfield was handed over to the United States Army Air Force. Its first duty was to assemble P-38 Lightnings for North Africa.

For the next two years it was use as a central supply depot and maintenance base for United States air formations in Britain. In May 1944 its role changed with the arrival of 479th Fighter Group from America. The Group consisted of 3 Squadrons, the 434th,435th and 436th. The Group was led by Lt Col. Kyle L. Riddle and were known as " Riddle's Raiders ". Initailly they flew the P-38J Lightning but later converted to the P51 Mustang. When Riddle was shot down the group came under the control of Col. Hubert Zemke.

From May 1944 to Apr 1945, the 479th Fighter Group escorted heavy bombers during operations against targets on the Continent, strafed targets of opportunity, and flew fighter-bomber, counter-air, and area-patrol missions. Engaged primarily in escort activities and fighter sweeps until the Normandy invasion in June 1944. Patrolled the beachhead during the invasion. Strafed and dive-bombed troops, bridges, locomotives, railway cars, barges, vehicles, airfields, gun emplacements, flak towers, ammunition dumps, power stations, and radar sites while on escort or fighter-bomber missions as the Allies drove across France during the summer and fall of 1944; flew area patrols to support the breakthrough at St Lo in Jul and the airborne attack on Holland in Sep. Received a DUC for the destruction of numerous aircraft on airfields in France on 18 Aug and 5 Sep and during aerial battle near Munster on 26 Sep. Continued escort and fighter-bomber activities from Oct to mid-Dec 1944, converting to P-51's during this period. Participated in the Battle of the Bulge (Dec 1944-Jan 1945) by escorting bombers to and from targets in the battle area and by strafing transportation targets while on escort duty. Flew escort missions from Feb to Apr 1945, but also provided area patrols to support the airborne attack across the Rhine in Mar. Returned to the US in Nov 1945. Inactivated on Dec 1945.

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Station: Wattisham 15 May 1944 to 16 April 1945 Station Callsign:
Heater Group Callsign: Highway (A Group)
Snowwhite (B Group)
Flareup (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)


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Serial No

Type

Squad

A/C

Pilot

Rank / Given Names

Markings

Comments

 

P-38J

435

J2-B

Gates

Capt. William H

Swanee

 

 

P-38J

436

9B-J

Grasshoff

Capt. Hans J

Little Zippie

 

 

P-38J

436

9B-

Harrell

Maj. John W

Peacemaker

 

 

P-38J

434

L2-

Hendrix

Lt. George D

Tarzana (L&R)

Named after hometown in Ca - also hometown of Edgar Rice Burroughs

 

P-38J

436

9B-

Moore

Maj. Clifford J Jr.

Uninvited

From movie of same name for which his father-in-law Charles Brackett was screenwriter/producer

 

P-38J

434

L2-S

Morrow

Lt. John W

Shoo-Shoo Baby

 

 

P-38J

434

L2-W

Olds

Maj. Robin

Scat

 

 

P-38J

434

L2-W

Olson

Lt. Thomas C

Lelah May (L&R)

 

 

P-38J

434

L2-G

Olson

Lt. Thomas C

Lelah May (L) The Slugger (R)

 

 

P-38J

434

L2-R

Tipps

Lt. Thomas

The Zanies Wildcat (L&R)

 

 

P-38J

434

L2-N

Williams

Capt. Bailey A

Teddie 2

 

 

P-38J

434

L2-N

Williams

Capt. Bailey A

Teddie 3

 

 

P-38J

434

L2-

 

 

Mary Anna (+artwork of nude)

 

42-102999

P-51C

434

L2-2

 

 

 

w/w OTU a/c

42-104140

P-38J

434

L2-I

Keller

Maj. Frank J

 

 

42-104140

P-38J

434

L2-D

 

 

 

 

42-104147

P-38J

435

J2-S

 

 

 

 

42-104258

P-38J

434

L2-G

 

 

 

Lost 22 June 44 - Lt. Dwight F Ilsley KIA

42-104318

P-38J

436

9B-A

Walker

Capt. William A

 

 

42-104397

P-38J

436

9B-

 

 

 

Lost 2 Aug 44 - Lt. Fred A Moser Jr. POW

42-104407

P-38J

436

9B-

 

 

Marion

Lost 28 Aug 44 - Lt. William N Howard - Evaded

42-104416

P-38J

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 27 June 44 - Lt. Burton S Gross KIA

42-104420

P-38J

435

J2-C

 

 

 

 

42-104425

P-38J

434

L2-O

Jeffrey

Lt.Col. Arthur F "Art"

Boomerang

Lost 6 Sept 44 - Lt. Calvin J Murphy Jr. details unknown

42-104427

P-38J

434

L2-

 

 

 

Lost 19 June 44 - Lt. Ward A Kuentzel details unknown

42-106925

P-51B

434

L2-

 

 

 

w/w/ OTU a/c

42-67261

P-38J

436

9B-A

 

 

 

Lost 25 May 44 - Capt. William A Walker KIFA

42-67264

P-38J

434

L2-N

Williams

Capt. Bailey A

Teddie

Lost 26 Sept 44 - Lt. Harry E Little POW

42-67264

P-38J

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

42-67296

P-38J

434

L2-R

 

 

 

Lost 18 Aug 44 - Lt. Philip W Maning KIA

42-67424

P-38J

434

L2-

 

 

 

 

42-67452

P-38J

436

9B-N

 

 

Rabble Rouser

Lost 20 June 44 - Lt. Louis K Nesselbush POW

42-67472

P-38J

434

L2-

 

 

 

 

42-67732

P-38J

434

L2-P

 

 

 

Lost 6 July 44 - Lt. Jene A Hass POW

42-67865

P-38J

434

L2-U

 

 

 

Lost 27 July 44 - Lt. Marden L McArthur KIA

42-67865

P-38J

434

L2-B

 

 

 

 

42-67915

P-38J

434

L2-H

 

 

 

 

42-67973

P-38J

436

9B-R

 

 

 

 

42-68008

P-38J

434

L2-A

Herren

Lt.Col. James M

Touche

 

42-68029

P-38J

434

L2-X

 

 

 

Lost 5 July 44 - Lt. Clayton E Proctor KIA

42-68075

P-38J

434

L2-

 

 

 

 

42-68098

P-38J

435

J2-L

 

 

 

 

42-68147

P-38J

434

L2-V

Hollister

Lt. Berkley E

Little Edris

Lost 15 July 44 - Lt. Flamm D Harper Evaded

42-68161

P-38J

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 19 June 44 - Lt. Leland K Horne details unknown

42-68189

P-38J

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 19 June 44 - Lt. Donald D McClure details unknown

43-12150

P-51B

434

L2-2

 

 

 

w/w clobber college a/c

43-12184

P-51B

436

9B-

 

 

 

w/w Hack.

43-12408

P-51B

435

J2-X

 

 

Tommie

Hack

43-12444

P-51B

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

43-12451

P-51B

436

9B-3

 

 

 

 

43-12460

P-51B

436

9B-

 

 

 

w/w hack

43-24799

P-51B

436

9B-

 

 

 

w/w hack

43-25036

P-51C

436

9B-X

 

 

 

Lost 28 July 44 - Lt. Robert R Teetor KIFA

43-28268

P-38J

435

J2-N

 

 

 

 

43-28337

P-38J

434

L2-I

Keller

Maj. Frank J

Hilo Hattie (L&R)

?43-28377? Lost in this a/c 9 Aug 44 POW

43-28341

P-38J

434

L2-W

Olds

Maj. Robin

Scat III

Lost 10 Aug 44 - Lt. James E Fleming Jr. KIA

43-28349

P-38J

434

L2-B

Hansen

Lt. John W

 

Lost 22 June 44 - Lt. Albert S Tucker Jr. details unknown

43-28367

P-38J

434

L2-A

 

 

 

Lost 4 July 44 - Lt. Jack S Denny details unknown

43-28376

P-38J

434

L2-U

 

 

 

Lost 15 Aug 44 - Capt. Hiram G Turner Jr. POW

43-28377

P-38J

434

L2-I

Keller

Maj. Frank J

Hilo Hattie (L&R)

? 43-28337? Lost in this a/c 9 Aug 44 - POW

43-28378

P-38J

434

L2-H

Turner

Lt. Hiram G Jr "Satch"

Elbow Dottie

Named after waitress in Bar used by Unit - "The Elbow Room" Glendale Ca.

43-28416

P-38J

434

L2-N

 

 

 

Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt. Harry E Little bailed out - returned

43-28418

P-38J

436

9B-

Hartnett

Capt. Vincent G

Merrily Ann

 

43-28419

P-38J

436

9B-

 

 

 

Lost 24 July 44 - Capt. Thomas T Galloway KIA

43-28426

P-38J

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 8 Aug 44 - Capt. John J Courtney Jr. - Evaded

43-28432

P-38J

436

9B-

 

 

 

Lost 14 Aug 44 - Lt. Thomas J Holleran POW

43-28443

P-38J

434

L2-X

Hehn

Lt. William H

Rumboogie

 

43-28454

P-38J

434

L2-

 

 

 

 

43-28456

P-38J

434

L2-T

 

 

 

Lost 17 June 44 - Lt. Frank Grdenich - Evaded

43-28459

P-38J

436

9B-D

 

 

 

Lost 4 Aug 44 - Capt. Elmer Hartman KIA

43-28465

P-38J

434

L2-M

Woods

Lt.Col. Sidney S "Sid"

 

 

43-28467

P-38J

HQ

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 4 July 44 - Capt. Robert D Green details unknown

43-28472

P-38J

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 5 Aug 44 - Lt. Carl W Moore KIA

43-28474

P-38J

434

L2-A

Duffie

Maj. Clark A P

Give 'em Hell For H. L. Jr.

 

43-28529

P-38J

436

9B-C

 

 

 

 

43-28550

P-38J

435

J2-

 

 

 

 

43-28641

P-38J

436

9B-G

 

 

 

 

43-28646

P-38J

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

43-28647

P-38J

434

L2-G

 

 

 

Lost 21 July 44 - Capt. Jack G Grossenbacher KIA

43-28651

P-38J

434

L2-Y

 

 

 

 

43-28655

P-38J

436

9B-Q

 

 

 

Lost 9 June 44 - Lt. Edward J Spillane KIFA

43-28697

P-38J

436

9B-R

Johnson

Lt. Clarence O

Bula B III

 

43-28707

P-38J

434

L2-W

Olds

Maj. Robin

Scat II

 

43-28712

P-38J

436

9B-D

 

 

 

 

43-28714

P-38J

434

L2-L

Helding

Lt. Arnold G

Lucky Lady (L&R)

Lost 22 June 44 - Lt. Leroy Lutz details unknown

43-28716

P-38J

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 24 July 44 - Lt. Alexander Evanenko KIA

43-28729

P-38J

434

L2-Q

 

 

 

Lost 17 June 44 - lt. James K Ohligschlager KIA

43-28731

P-38J

434

L2-K

Canella

Lt. Keith

Sweet Mary (L&R)

Lost in this a/c 22 June 44 details unknown

43-28823

P-38J

435

J2-Z

Zemke

Col. Hubert A

 

42-28832 per Morris but photo shows "823"

43-6393

P-51B

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

43-6496

P-51B

435

J2-N

 

 

 

 

43-6772

P-51B

434

L2-3

 

 

 

w/w OTU a/c

43-6779

P-51B

435

J2-Y

 

 

 

clobber college a/c

43-6865

P-51B

435

J2-Q

 

 

 

From 20 F/G became w/w 2 seat conversion

43-6875

P-51B

435

J2-Z

 

 

 

hack

43-7040

P-51B

434

L2-3

 

 

 

w/w Clobber college a/c

43-7157

P-51B

435

J2-7

 

 

 

Hack. Lost 12 Dec 44 - Lt. Robert B Hymans KIA

44-

P-51D

436

9B-C

Ernst

Capt. Carl V

Akin Assam Dragon

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-F

Gerrard

Lt. Robert C

Rosita

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-

Glenn

Lt. John G

Laguna Gooner

 

44-

P-51D

434

L2-G

Golden

Lt. John T

 

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-

Henry

Lt. Ray E

King's Queen

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-T

Hightower

Lt. Howard G

Calamity Flo

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-C

Huycke

Capt. Andre E

My Best Bet

 

44-

P-51D

435

J2-Q

Jordan

Maj. Herbert H

Hun-Nee

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-

Kleineman

Lt. Bernard R

Lady Kay

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-

Kreger

Lt. Charles S.

Bessie Lee

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-G

Lewin

Capt. Edward C

Scotty Jr

 

44-

P-51D

434

L2-L

McCrystal

Capt. Richard G

Pretty Barbara

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-

McLaurin

Lt. Grover G

Mac's Hack

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-A

Moore

Maj. Clifford J Jr.

Uninvited II

From movie of same name for which his father-in-law was screenwriter/producer

44-

P-51D

436

9B-

Mulvaney

Lt. Gerald

Bottleneck

 

44-

P-51D

434

L2-L

Nagel

Lt. Jerome K

The Brat

 

44-

P-51D

434

L2-W

Olson

Lt. Thomas C

Lelah May (L&R)

 

44-

P-51D

435

J2-S

Rock

Lt. Norbert W

Darlin' Fran

 

44-

P-51D

435

J2-

Salze

Lt. Floyd W

The Birmingham Kid

Named from his hometown - Birmingham, Alabama

44-

P-51D

436

9B-

Shane

Capt. Preston S

Jayhawk

 

44-

P-51D

435

J2-P-

Shewfelt

Lt. Ray L

Li'l Larry

Bar after P. Named for son not yet seen.

44-

P-51D

436

9B-F

Spencer

Capt. Richard S Jr.

Muz's Mighty Molecule II

 

44-

P-51D

436

9B-

Thompson

Capt. Tom H

Weezy

 

44-11157

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-11162

P-51D

435

J2-W

Glover

Maj. John G

Tuscon

 

44-11162

P-51D

435

J2-V

 

 

 

 

44-11163

P-51D

435

J2-A

 

 

Little Jean

 

44-11201

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

Lost 6 Nov 44 - Lt. Marion W Steele KIFA

44-11214

P-51D

434

L2-T

Maley

Lt. Ronald L

Tommy Trojan

Named due to him playing for University of Southern California prior to service. Lost in this a/c 5 Dec 44 - POW

44-11228

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-11346

P-51D

435

J2-T

 

 

Squirrel

 

44-11674

P-51K

434

L2-O

Jeffrey

Lt.Col. Arthur F "Art"

Boomerang Jr.

Profile could be either a/c Serial given in P-MA8AF is for a P-51K but noted as D-30-NT

44-11674

P-51K

434

L2-I

Thompson

Lt. Hilton O

Speedball

a/c from Jeffrey

44-11739

P-51K

436

9B-P

Elmgren

Lt. Charles B

 

Lost 22 Feb 45 - Lt. Peter C Vassuer details unknown

44-11746

P-51K

434

L2-W

Olds

Maj. Robin

Scat VI

 

44-11749

P-51K

436

9B-

 

 

 

Lost 4 May 45 - Lt. Anthony J Scordino KITA

44-11755

P-51K

435

J2-K

Candelaria

Lt. Richard G

My Pride and Joy

Lost in this a/c 13 April 45 - POW

44-11761

P-51K

434

L2-X

Hendrickson

Lt. Laurie A

Miss Georgia Carol

 

44-11764

P-51K

434

L2-M

Kline

Lt. Robert B

The Onley Genevieve

Lost 13 Apr 45 - Lt. Kline bailed out - returned.

44-12117

P-51K

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-12150

P-51K

434

L2-2

 

 

 

 

44-12156

P-51K

434

L2-A

Huval

Lt. Ossie J

"Mary"(L) "The Flying Frenchman" (R)

Lt Huval was a native of Cecelia, LA and a French speaker. Lost in this a/c 13 April 45 - POW

44-13341

P-51D

436

9B-Q

 

 

 

 

44-13344

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-13864

P-51D

434

L2-Q

Helding

Lt. Arnold G

Lil' Trouble

 

44-13864

P-51D

434

L2-C

 

 

 

 

44-13880

P-51D

434

L2-D

 

 

 

 

44-13902

P-51D

436

9B-K

 

 

 

 

44-14138

P-51D

434

L2-G

 

 

Miss Fortune

Lost 21 Sept 44 - Lt. Thomas A Gayrys details unknown

44-14212

P-51D

434

L2-F

 

 

 

 

44-14212

P-51D

434

L2-G

 

 

 

 

44-14225

P-51D

434

L2-D

Drake

Lt. Walter M

Marge

 

44-14225

P-51D

434

L2-O

 

 

 

Lost 30 Oct 44 - Lt. Douglas T Thomas KIFA

44-14246

P-51D

435

J2-T

 

 

 

 

44-14255

P-51D

435

J2-Q

 

 

 

 

44-14263

P-51D

435

J2-J

Barsky

Lt. William M

Roarin' Rose

From Courtney. Name retained

44-14263

P-51D

435

J2-J

Courtney

Capt. John J Jr.

Roarin' Rose

a/c to Barsky

44-14264

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 18 Nov 44 - Lt. Wilbert Muller bailed out.

44-14288

P-51D

434

L2-F

Marlow

Lt. Wendell H

Peregrine Jr.

 

44-14294

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 8 Nov 44 - Lt. Heinz W Detlefsen KIA

44-14295

P-51D

435

J2-R

 

 

 

Lost 14 Sept 44 - Lt. Ivan A Ervin KIFA

44-14304

P-51D

435

J2-Z

 

 

 

 

44-14308

P-51D

435

J2-E

 

 

 

 

44-14311

P-51D

434

L2-R

Tipps

Lt. John T

The Wildcat

Lost in this a/c 18 Oct 44 due to flak. Crashed Belgium.- severely injured and returned to ZI

44-14324

P-51D

434

L2-L

 

 

 

Lost 27 Sept 44 - Lt. William H Rodgers KIA

44-14325

P-51D

435

J2-Y

 

 

 

 

44-14327

P-51D

435

J2-R

Riddle

Col. Kyle L

 

 

44-14328

P-51D

436

9B-D

 

 

 

 

44-14333

P-51D

434

L2-Q

 

 

 

 

44-14333

P-51D

434

L2-F

 

 

 

 

44-14333

P-51D

435

J2-M

 

 

 

 

44-14333

P-51D

435

J2-Q

 

 

 

 

44-14341

P-51D

435

J2-F

 

 

Fast Company

 

44-14344

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 11 dec 44 - Lt. Robert N Pigg KIA (bailing out due to MAC)

44-14345

P-51D

435

J2-B

 

 

Little Joan

 

44-14351

P-51D

HQ

9B-Z

Zemke

Col. Hubert A

 

Lost in this a/c 30 Oct 44 - POW

44-14354

P-51D

435

J2-O

Gossard

Capt. Phillip D

V for Val

 

44-14355

P-51D

434

L2-A

Duffie

Maj. Claire A P

Give 'em Hell For H. L. Jr.

Bar behind A

44-14364

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 9 Feb 45 - Lt. Carl B Jarrell POW

44-14366

P-51D

435

J2-W

Schoonover

Lt. G F

Lucky Mark

 

44-14371

P-51D

435

J2-Y

 

 

Edith

 

44-14373

P-51D

434

L2-N

Bowers

Lt. Clifford W

Skunk Chaser

 

44-14373

P-51D

434

L2-N

Williams

Lt. Bailey A

Teddie 4

 

44-14378

P-51D

435

J2-B

Friend

Capt. Roy K

Sweet El II

 

44-14391

P-51D

434

L2-B

Hansen

Lt. John W

 

 

44-14391

P-51D

434

L2-B

Wendt

Lt. Eugene H

Beautiful Jan

 

44-14392

P-51D

435

J2-H

Baird

Lt. Robert J

Apple Knocker

 

44-14393

P-51D

434

L2-Y

Born

Lt. David L

Just Born

 

44-14393

P-51D

434

L2-Y

Grenning

Lt. Harold P

Flat Top Jr.

 

44-14395

P-51D

434

L2-M

Kline

Lt. Robert B

The Onley Genevieve IV

 

44-14396

P-51D

434

L2-A

Herren

Lt.Col. James M

Touche

Lost in this a/c 30 Oct 44 - KIA

44-14396

P-51D

434

L2-F

 

 

 

 

44-14405

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 9 Sept 44 - Lt. Everett P Ford KITA

44-14406

P-51D

435

J2-P

Doolittle

Capt. Gordon L

Mugs

 

44-14416

P-51D

434

L2-M

Woods

Lt.Col. Sidney S "Sid"

 

Lost 25 Dec 44 - Lt. Edward L Hurtig KIA

44-14417

P-51D

435

J2-H

Butler

Lt. Nelson W

 

 

44-14423

P-51D

434

L2-T

Broomschwig

Lt. Robert

Kraut Knocker

a/c from Jeffrey

44-14423

P-51D

434

L2-L

Broomschwig

Lt. Robert

Kraut Knocker

a/c re-coded from L2-T

44-14423

P-51D

434

L2-O

Jeffrey

Lt.Col. Arthur F "Art"

Boomerang Jr.

 

44-14424

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

Sugar Kane

Lost 17 Sept 44 - Capt. George K Sykes - Evaded

44-14426

P-51D

434

L2-W

Olds

Maj. Robin

Scat 5

 

44-14436

P-51D

435

J2-J

 

 

 

 

44-14437

P-51D

435

J2-C

 

 

 

Lost 14 September 44 - Lt. Chester W Granville killed in training accident

44-14502

P-51D

434

L2-J

 

 

 

 

44-14507

P-51D

434

L2-J

Lunstrum

Lt. Richard M (ex 355 F/G)

Satan's Angel

 

44-14517

P-51D

436

9B-

Wilkins

Capt. John K

Li'l Exterminator

Lost 5 Dec 44 - Lt. Barrett B Eskell POW

44-14523

P-51D

434

L2-K

Stotts

Lt. Harold L

The Yakima Chief

 

44-14523

P-51D

434

L2-K

Murr

Lt. John N

Little Wildfire

Crash-landed this a/c Wattisham 6 March 1945. Reassigned to Stotts

44-14533

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-14544

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-14553

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-14559

P-51D

436

9B-

Fillipow

Lt. Edwin J

Daisy Mae

Lost 25 Dec 44 - Lt. Douglas L Red KIA

44-14567

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-14571

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

Lost 22 Apr 45 - Lt. Robert G Young KIFA

44-14574

P-51D

436

9B-J

Grasshoff

Capt. Hans J

Little Zippie

 

44-14574

P-51D

436

9B-C

 

 

 

Lost 13 Jan 45 - F/O Raymond E King KIA - ditched in Channel

44-14576

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-14577

P-51D

436

9B-N

 

 

 

Lost 7 Oct 44 - Lt. James E Frolking - returned

44-14578

P-51D

436

9B-C

 

 

 

 

44-14583

P-51D

436

9B-N

Schoen

Lt. Charles F Jr.

Dearest Mine

Lost in this a/c 28 Feb 45 - KIA (died March 2 from wounds received)

44-14583

P-51D

436

9B-E

 

 

 

 

44-14589

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 8 Nov 44 - Lt. Thomas V Smith POW

44-14591

P-51D

436

9B-A

 

 

 

 

44-14592

P-51D

434

L2-U

Neumann

Lt. Walter A

Buzzin' Texan

Lost in this a/c 5 Dec 44 - KIA

44-14594

P-51D

436

9B-E

Shonborn

Lt. Paul J

Smoky City Fireball

 

44-14596

P-51D

434

L2-X

Hehn

Lt. William H

Rumboogie Jr.

Lost 23 Dec 44 - Lt. Tom D Neely POW

44-14601

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

Queenie - El Diablo

Lost 18 April 45 - Capt. Jay C Malone KIA

44-14604

P-51D

434

L2-Z

 

 

 

 

44-14607

P-51D

436

9B-C

 

 

 

 

44-14613

P-51D

436

9B-

Myers

Capt. Thomas E

As-Cend Charlie

 

44-14613

P-51D

436

9B-3

 

 

 

 

44-14616

P-51D

434

L2-G

 

 

 

Lost 2 Oct 44 - Lt. Quentin S Pavlock KIFA

44-14624

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-14627

P-51D

434

L2-S

Stott

Lt. Donald H

Pauline

Lost 30 Oct 44 - Lt. Douglas I Holmes POW

44-14629

P-51D

434

L2-S

Morrow

Lt. John W

Shoo Shoo Baby

Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Donald H Stott details unknown

44-14636

P-51D

436

9B-A

Sullivan

Maj. John A

Carol II & III

Lost in this a/c 5 Dec 44 - KIA

44-14645

P-51D

434

L2-A

 

 

My Janet

 

44-14651

P-51D

434

L2-V

Donnell

Lt. John C Jr.

Pin Up Girl (Varga Girl added)

Lost in this a/c 14 Feb 45 - KIA

44-14651

P-51D

434

L2-V

Hollister

Lt. Berkley E

Pin Up Girl (without Varga Girl)

A/C to Donnell

44-14662

P-51D

436

9B-S

 

 

 

 

44-14740

P-51D

434

L2-H

Gleason

Capt. George W

Hot Toddy

Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Frank M Taylor POW

44-14750

P-51D

436

9B-U

 

 

 

 

44-14758

P-51D

436

9B-U

Smigel

Lt. Alfred J

Chug-A-Lug

 

44-14767

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-14788

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-14813

P-51D

436

9B-W

 

 

 

 

44-14813

P-51D

436

9B-M

 

 

 

 

44-14827

P-51D

435

J2-N

Hooker

Capt. Verne E

 

 

44-14840

P-51D

435

J2-H

Benoit

Capt. Norman R

The Victory Queen

Lost 5 Feb 45 - Lt. Norbert W Rock KITA

44-14845

P-51D

434

L2-C

Matthews

Lt. Harold E

Tenacious Torchy

 

44-14846

P-51D

434

L2-S

 

 

 

 

44-14850

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

 

44-14856

P-51D

434

L2-G

Golden

Lt. John T

Junior

Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - POW

44-14892

P-51D

434

L2-A

Hollingsworth

Capt. James M

Miss

Lost 25 Dec 44 - Capt. James M Hollingsworth POW

44-14915

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-14929

P-51D

434

L2-F

 

 

Little Droppy

Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Harold F Krauss Jr. details unknown

44-14931

P-51D

434

L2-B

 

 

 

 

44-14989

P-51D

434

L2-D

 

 

 

Lost 19 Oct 44 - Lt. John T Tipps bailed safely

44-15010

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-15057

P-51D

436

9B-G

 

 

 

 

44-15086

P-51D

434

L2-R

Morrow

Lt. John W

Cactus Jack

 

44-15086

P-51D

436

9B-A

 

 

 

 

44-15228

P-51D

435

J2-B

 

 

 

 

44-15236

P-51D

435

J2-G

 

 

 

 

44-15317

P-51D

434

L2-U

Sears

Lt. Elmo E

American Maid (L&R)

Serial per pilot.

44-15325

P-51D

434

L2-B

Gates

Capt. William H

Swanee Jr.

Reassigned

44-15325

P-51D

434

L2-I

 

 

Swanee Jr.

Lost 25 Dec 44 - Lt. Wendell H Marlowe KIA

44-15335

P-51D

435

J2-X

 

 

 

Takeoff accident 15 May 45 - Richard G Chandelaria

44-15374

P-51D

435

J2-A

Trabucco

Maj. Thomas F

Dotty

Lost 1 March 45 - Maj Thomas F Trabucco KIA

44-15376

P-51D

434

L2-

 

 

 

Lost 25 Dec 44 -Lt. James E Bouchier bailed due to friendly fire - returned

44-15377

P-51D

434

L2-

 

 

 

 

44-15380

P-51D

434

L2-P

Jacobsen

Lt. Gail E

Burn' n Bernie

 

44-15380

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-15381

P-51D

434

L2-T

Broomschwig

Lt. Robert

Kraut Knocker

 

44-15381

P-51D

434

L2-T

Creighton

Lt. Richard D

Super Wabbitt

 

44-15412

P-51D

436

9B-T

 

 

 

Lost 22 Feb 45 - Lt. Albert R Di Paola POW

44-15429

P-51D

436

9B-E

 

 

 

 

44-15497

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

 

44-15533

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-15553

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-15662

P-51D

436

9B-S

 

 

 

 

44-15742

P-51D

436

9B-N

Witzel

Lt. George H

Bruiser

 

44-23160

P-38J

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 27 July 44 Lt. - Lt. William B McKay KIA

44-23168

P-38J

435

J2-F

 

 

 

Lost 17 June 44 - Capt. Calvin J Butler POW

44-23169

P-38J

434

L2-Z

Wallace

Lt. James L

Sleepytime Gal (L&R + artwork of "the Varga girl"

Lost in this a/c 15 Aug 44 - KIA

44-23171

P-38J

HQ

J2-Q

 

 

 

Lost 10 Aug 44 - Lt.Col. Kyle L Riddle - Evaded

44-23172

P-38J

436

9B-

 

 

 

Lost 24 July 44 - Lt. Neil W Kemper - Evaded

44-23175

P-38J

343

L2-

 

 

 

 

44-23177

P-38J

435

J2-N

 

 

 

Lost 5 Sept 44 - Maj. Raymond S Carter KIA

44-23484

P-38J

435

J2-

 

 

 

Lost 4 July 44 - Lt. Rayne B Fairchild detais unknown

44-23656

P-38J

436

9B-F

Spencer

Capt. Richard S Jr.

Muz's Mighty Molecule

 

44-23663

P-38J

435

J2-O

Gossard

Capt. Phillip D

Ruth

 

44-63175

P-51D

434

L2-Z

 

 

 

 

44-63176

P-51D

434

L2-Z

Daudistel

Lt. William H

The Impatient Virgin / Mickey's M

 

44-63189

P-51D

434

L2-A

 

 

Mary

Lost 4 March 44 - Lt. Elbert N Harris details unknown

44-63192

P-51D

436

9B-C

 

 

 

Lost in mid-air collision 31 May 45 - Lt. Richard P Thrall

44-63217

P-51D

435

J2-U

 

 

 

 

44-63236

P-51D

434

L2-

 

 

 

 

44-63236

P-51D

435

J2-J

 

 

 

 

44-63843

P-51D

434

L2-F

 

 

Lauro Jo

 

44-64069

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-72297

P-51D

434

L2-D

Haynes

Lt. Clarence G

Rabid Rebel

 

44-72336

P-51D

434

L2-R

Pierce

Capt. Donald J

Setonia No3

 

44-72395

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

To Sweden post war as 26090

44-72404

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-72431

P-51D

436

9B-G

Hopcroft

Lt. Ernest W

Poontang II

 

44-72516

P-51D

436

9B-A

Duffie

Maj. Claire A P

Give 'em Hell For H. L. Jr.

 

44-72516

P-51D

436

9B-O

Plunk

Maj. Henry Porter

Ambrosia

 

44-72627

P-51D

435

J2-N

 

 

 

To Switzerland post war as J-2077

44-72714

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-72721

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-72723

P-51D

435

J2-

 

 

 

 

44-72723

P-51D

436

9B-

 

 

 

 

44-72751

P-51D

436

9B-C

 

 

 

 

44-72802

P-51D

435

J2-V

 

 

 

 

44-72826

P-51D

434

L2-G

 

 

 

 

44-72922

P-51D

434

L2-W

Olds

Maj. Robin

Scat VII

Shown as Scat VI in P-MA8AF

44-72950

P-51D

436

9B-D

 

 

 

 

44-72951

P-51D

436

9B-M

 

 

 

 

44-73137

P-51D

435

J2-N

 

 

 

 

44-73138

P-51D

435

J2-K

Hooker

Capt. Verne E

 

 

 


 

 

 

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