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The 353rd Fighter Group

The Slybird Group
Bill's Buzz Boys

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Station:
Metfield from 3 August 1943 to 12 April 1944
Raydon from 12 April 1944 to 10 October 1945
Station Callsign:
Boyhood (Metfield)
Cockle (Raydon)
Group Callsign:
Slybird to 22 April '44 then:
Jonah (A Group)
Keylock (B Group)
Muffin (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)
350th Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: LH Callsign: Pipeful
to 22 April '44 then:
Seldom (A Group)
Persian (B Group)
351st Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: YJ Callsign: Roughman
to 22 April '44 then:
Lawyer (A Group)
Squirrel (B Group)
352nd Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: SX Callsign: Wakeford
to 22 April '44 then:
Jockey (A Group)
Bullring (B Group)

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Serial No Type Squad CodePilot Rank / Given Names Markings Comments MACR
42-22459 P-47D 351 YJ-        To 78th FG  
42-26667 P-47D 352 SX-W Forkin Capt. Thomas J   A/c reassigned to Hunt.  
42-22477 P-47D 351 YJ-S Wood Lt. Joseph E      
42-7908 P-47D 350 LH-T       Lost 14 November 1943. Lt. Robert C Peters killed in crash landing (KIA) at Herongate, Essex due to damage received during Schweinfurt raid.  
44-63887 P-51D 351 YJ-O          
42-75140 P-47D 352 SX-X       Lost 22 February 1944 - Capt. Keith A Orsinger (DS from 366FG/389FS) MIA.  
42-76320 P-47D 350 LH-Y       Lost 29 May 1944 - Lt. Joseph C McDonald POW  
42-22462 P-47D 352 SX-        First mission 9 August 1943 - early return due to oxygen leak.  
42-7910 P-47D 352 SX-        First combat mission 9 August 1943 - early return due to turbo malfunction.  
42-8374 P-47D 352 SX-           
42-7903 P-47D 350 LH-        To 361st FG  
42-7908 P-47D 350 LH-           
42-7909 P-47D 350lh  -        To 361st FG  
42-22460 P-47D 350 LH-           
42-8002 P-47D 351 YJ-E Emory Lt. Frank N   To 356th FG  
42-8446 P-47D 352 SX-        To 361st FG  
42-7922 P-47D 351 YJ-        To 5ERS  
44-14691 P-51D 352 SX-D Johnson Maj. Wilton W   Lost 11 March 1945 - Lt. Arthur Cundy dirtched 40 m E of Gt Yarmouth - KIA  
42-8405 P-47D 350 LH-X       Crash-landed Debach 23rd August 1943 - Lt. Robert C Peters uninjured.  
42-8392 P-47D 350 LH-        Battle damage 22nd December 1943  
42-8446 P-47D 352 SX-B Bailey Maj. William B   To 361st FG.  
42-8546 P-47D 350 LH-        Battle damage 22nd December 1943.  
42-22470 P-47D 352 SX-        Battle damage 10th February 1944  
42-74659 P-47D 352 SX-        Battle damage 1st December 1943.  
42-75271 P-47D 352 Poindexter-Maj. James N          
42-75281 P-47D 352 SX-        Battle damage 22nd February 1944.  
42-75247 P-47D 350 LH-        Battle damage 18th March 1944.  
42-75631 P-47D 352 SX-           
44-14698 P-51D 350 LH-Q Lee Lt. Lewis W      
41-6528 P-47C 351 YJ-W          
41-6585 P-47C 351 YJ-N       Belly-landed 7 Sept. '43 due to mechanical failure. Pilot Vernon A Leatherman.  
42-22466 P-47D 352 SX-J Tuttle Lt. James M   Lost in this a/c 12 Aug 44 - Evaded 7605
42-22768 P-47D 352 SX-K Willits Lt. Gordon L   Lost in this a/c 8 April 44 - KIA 3625
42-22771 P-47D 350 LH-           
42-22779 P-47D 350 LH-        Lost 12 June 44 - F/O. John J Phelan KIA 5745
42-25299 P-47D 352 SX-X       Taxi accident 6 Oct 1944 Lt. Harold E Nance.  
42-25541 P-47D 350 LH-        Lost 12 June 44 - Lt. Goffred R Moretto - Evaded 5746
42-25710 P-47D 351 YJ-F          
42-25768 P-47D 350 LH-        Lost 12 June 44 - Lt. Edwin H Peters bailed out over Channel after being hit by a 109. Rescued but serious injury due to leg being amputated during exit from a/c.  
42-25771 P-47D 352 SX-I Johnston Lt. Virgil C Jr.   Lost in this a/c 10 June 44 - details unknown. 5561
42-25840 P-47D 351 YJ-R       Landing accident 4 Aug 44 - Lt. John W Furneaux  
42-25840 P-47D 351 YJ-H          
42-25884 P-47D 351 YJ-N          
42-25959 P-47D 352 SX-Q Parker Lt. Bill   For conversion training post VE day (code could be U bar over )  
42-26011 P-47D 352 SX-D Johnson Maj. William W   Lost 12 June 44 - Lt. John R Gabriel - Evaded 5586
42-26036 P-47D 352 SX-P       Lost 1 Aug 44 - Lt. Delbert E Harris POW 7725
42-26047 P-47D 351 YJ-B       Lost 5 July 44 - Lt. Daniel L Claville Jr. details unknown 6553
42-26050 P-47D 351 YJ-I Franklin Lt. George W   To 36 FG 23 FS  
42-26109 P-47D 350 LH-H       Lost 29 May 44 - Lt. Arthur C Bergeron Jr. KIA 5206
42-26121 P-47D 352 SX-        Force landed Southend 16 Sept 44 - Lt. Anthony R Rosatone  

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