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The 479th Fighter Group

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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)
434th Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: L2 Symbol: Circle Callsign: Newcross (A Group)
Reflex (B Group)
435th Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: J2 Symbol: Triangle Callsign: Lakeside (A Group)
Haddock (B Group)
436th Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: 9B Symbol: Square Callsign: Bison (A Group)
Springbox (B Group)

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Serial No Type Squad CodePilot Rank / Given Names Markings Comments MACR
44-23175 P-38J 343 L2-           
42-104140 P-38J 434 L2-I Keller Maj. Frank J      
42-104140 P-38J 434 L2-D          
42-104258 P-38J 434 L2-G       Lost 22 June 44 - Lt. Dwight F Ilsley KIA 5970
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 8566
42-104427 P-38J 434 L2-        Lost 19 June 44 - Lt. Ward A Kuentzel details unknown 5960
42-67264 P-38J 434 L2-N Williams Capt. Bailey A Teddie Lost 26 Sept 44 - Lt. Harry E Little POW 9249
42-67296 P-38J 434 L2-R       Lost 18 Aug 44 - Lt. Philip W Maning KIA 8118
42-67424 P-38J 434 L2-           
42-67472 P-38J 434 L2-           
42-67732 P-38J 434 L2-P       Lost 6 July 44 - Lt. Jene A Hass POW 6788
42-67865 P-38J 434 L2-U       Lost 27 July 44 - Lt. Marden L McArthur KIA 7573
42-67865 P-38J 434 L2-B          
42-67915 P-38J 434 L2-H          
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 6691
42-68075 P-38J 434 L2-           
42-68147 P-38J 434 L2-V Hollister Lt. Berkley E Little Edris Lost 15 July 44 - Lt. Flamm D Harper Evaded 6780
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 7622
43-28349 P-38J 434 L2-B Hansen Lt. John W   Lost 22 June 44 - Lt. Albert S Tucker Jr. details unknown 5966
43-28367 P-38J 434 L2-A       Lost 4 July 44 - Lt. Jack S Denny details unknown 6692
43-28376 P-38J 434 L2-U       Lost 15 Aug 44 - Capt. Hiram G Turner Jr. POW 8120
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 7785
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  
43-28443 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 5959
43-28465 P-38J 434 L2-M Woods Lt.Col. Sidney S "Sid"      
43-28474 P-38J 434 L2-A Duffie Maj. Clark A P Give 'em Hell For H. L. Jr.    
43-28647 P-38J 434 L2-G       Lost 21 July 44 - Capt. Jack G Grossenbacher KIA 6829
43-28651 P-38J 434 L2-Y          
43-28707 P-38J 434 L2-W Olds Maj. Robin Scat II Written-off in a Cat 5 take-off accident due to engine failure on 5th July 1944 at Wattisham. Pilot - Lt. Carl L Peterson.  
43-28714 P-38J 434 L2-L Helding Lt. Arnold G Lucky Lady (L&R) Lost 22 June 44 - Lt. Leroy Lutz KIA 6106
43-28729 P-38J 434 L2-Q       Lost 17 June 44 - lt. James K Ohligschlager POW 5958
43-28731 P-38J 434 L2-K Canella Lt. Keith Sweet Mary (L&R) Lost in this a/c 22 June 44 details unknown 6108
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 8121
42-68177 P-38J 434 L2-C Hendrix Lt. George D Tarzana (L&R) Named after hometown in CA - also hometown of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Crash-laded out of gas at Sudbury on 22 June 1944. Pilot Lt. Harold E Mathews. Salvaged due to non-battle damage on 23 June 1944.  
  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)    
42-106925 P-51B 434 L2-        w/w/ OTU a/c  
43-12150 P-51B 434 L2-2       w/w clobber college a/c  
43-6772 P-51B 434 L2-3       w/w OTU a/c  
43-7040 P-51B 434 L2-3       w/w Clobber college a/c  
42-102999 P-51C 434 L2-2       w/w OTU a/c  
44- P-51D 434 L2-G Golden Lt. John T      
44- P-51D 434 L2-L McCrystal Capt. Richard G Pretty Barbara    
44- P-51D 434 L2-L Nagel Lt. Jerome K The Brat    
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 10807
44-13864 P-51D 434 L2-Q Helding Lt. Arnold G Li'l Trouble Reassigned to Scheiss  
44-13864 P-51D 434 L2-Q Schiess Lt. Francis C Li'l Trouble Name retained from Helding  
44-13880 P-51D 434 L2-D          
44-14138 P-51D 434 L2-G     Miss Fortune Lost 21 Sept 44 - Lt. Thomas A Gavrys details unknown 9152
44-14212 P-51D 434 L2-F          
44-14212 P-51D 434 L2-G Olson Lt. Thomas C Lelah May (L&R)    
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  
44-14288 P-51D 434 L2-F Marlowe Lt. Wendell H Peregrine Jr.    
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 9247
44-14333 P-51D 434 L2-Q          
44-14333 P-51D 434 L2-F          
44-14355 P-51D 434 L2-A Duffie Maj. Claire A P Give 'em Hell For H. L. Jr. Bar behind A  
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    
44-14391 P-51D 434 L2-B Hansen Lt. John W      
44-14391 P-51D 434 L2-B Wendt Lt. Eugene H Beautiful Jan    
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 10422
44-14396 P-51D 434 L2-F          
44-14416 P-51D 434 L2-M Woods Lt.Col. Sidney S "Sid"   Lost 25 Dec 44 - Lt. Edward L Hurtig KIA 11175
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.    
44-14426 P-51D 434 L2-W Olds Maj. Robin Scat 5    
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    
44-14523 P-51D 434 L2-K Stotts Lt. Harold L The Yakima Chief    
44-14592 P-51D 434 L2-U Neumann Lt. Walter A Buzzin' Texan Lost in this a/c 5 Dec 44 - KIA 10805
44-14596 P-51D 434 L2-X Hehn Lt. William H Rumboogie Jr. Lost 23 Dec 44 - Lt. Tom D Neely POW 11072
44-14604 P-51D 434 L2-Z          
44-14616 P-51D 434 L2-G       Lost 2 Oct 44 - Lt. Quentin S Pavlock KIFA  
44-14627 P-51D 434 L2-S Stott Lt. Donald H Pauline Lost 30 Oct 44 - Lt. Douglas I Holmes POW 10421
44-14629 P-51D 434 L2-S Morrow Lt. John W Shoo Shoo Baby Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Donald H Stott details unknown 14119
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 12332
44-14651 P-51D 434 L2-V Hollister Lt. Berkley E Pin Up Girl (without Varga Girl) A/C to Donnell  
44-14740 P-51D 434 L2-H Gleason Capt. George W Hot Toddy Lost 16 April 45 - Lt. Frank M Taylor POW 14118
44-14845 P-51D 434 L2-C Matthews Lt. Harold E Tenacious Torchy    
44-14846 P-51D 434 L2-S     Pauline Carried small design with "WAVES" in the scroll beneath. Named for crew member Cpl. Lessard's wife Pauline who was a nurse and a member of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services = WAVES.  
44-14856 P-51D 434 L2-G Golden Lt. John T Junior Lost in this a/c 16 April 45 - POW 14117

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