422nd NFS

 

(Offical 422nd NFS Emblem)

 
Activated:
01 Aug 43
 
Inactive:
30 Sep 45
 
Operating Locations:
Charmy Down, England 7 Mar 44 to 6 May 44
Scorton, England 6 May 44 to 25 Jul 44
Det. Hurn Airdrom, England 25 Jun 44 to 11 Jul 44
Det. Ford Airdrom, England 16 Jul 44 to 26 Jul 44
Maupertu, France 25 Jul 44 to 28 Aug 44
Chateaudun, France 28 Aug 44 to 16 Sep 45
Floreness, Belgium 16 Sep 44 to 6 Apr 45
Strassfeldt, Germany 6 Apr 45 to 24 Apr 45
Langena?, Germany 24 Apr 45 to 28 May 45
 
Total Enemy Aircraft Destroyed:
43, 5 V-1's
 
First Enemy Aircraft Destroyed:
16 Jul 44 (V-1), 7 Aug 44
 
Received first P-61:
23 May 44
 
Operational Aircraft:
DB-7: 1943
P-70: 1943
P-61 A & B: 1944-1945
L-6: 1944
C-78: 1944
A-20J: 1944-1945
 
Service Streamers:
None
 
Decorations:
Distinguished Unit Citation: Ardennes Salient 16/17 and 27/28 Dec 1945
 
Commanders:
Lt Col Oria H. Johnson 1 Aug 43 to 30 Sep 45
 
Victories:
Ernst/Kopsel "Borrowed Time" 3 Ju 87's, 1 Ju 188, 1 Me 110
Smith/Tierney "Lady Gen" 2 Ju 188's, 1 Me 410, 1 Ju 88, 1 He 111
Axtell/Orzel "Battle Ax" 2 Ju 188's, 2 Ju 52's, 1 Ju 88
Elmore/Mapes "Shoo-Shoo-Baby" 2 Ju 52's, 1 Me 110, 1 Ju 88
Bolinde5r/Graham "Double Trouble" 2 He 111, 1 Me 110, 1 Fw 190
Gordon/Crew 1 Ju 88, 1 Ju 52
Gordon/Morrison 1 Ju 88
J. Anderson/Morgon "Tennessee Ridge Runner" 2 Ju 88's
R. Anderson/Morris 1 He 111, 1 Ju 88
D. Johnson/Montgomery "No Love No Nothing" 1 Fw 190, 1 Ju 188
Romens/Moriin 1 Ju 88
Burleson/Monahan 1 Me 110
Spelis/Eleftherion "Kate the Kid" 1 Me 110, 1 Ju 88
Koehler/Bost "Sleept Time Gal" 2 Do 217's
T. Jones/Adams 1 Fw 190, 1 Ju 52
Burnett/Brandt 1 Ju 52
Merriman/Dow 1 Ju 52
 
Assigned Aircraft:

Midnight Menace
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

Daisy Mae
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

No Picture Available
Wacky Wabbit
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

No Picture Available
Sleepy June Gal
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

No Picture Available
Dangerous Dan
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

No Picture Available
Fearless Fosdick
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

No Picture Available
The Creep
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

No Picture Available
Plenty Pee'd Off Patostite III
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

No Picture Available
Bunny II
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

No Picture Available
Little Nan
Serial No. Unknown
P-61 ?-?

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5519
P-61 A-1

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5520
P-61 A-1

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5532

(Crashed 9/12/44)

P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5533

( Involved in Accident 7/11/44 in England)

P-61 A-5

Sho Sho Baby
Serial No. 42-5534

(Crashed 12/18/44, lost in bad weather)

P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5535
P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Husslin Hussey
Serial No. 42-5536

(Damaged 2/22/45?)

P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5537

(Transferred to the 425th NFS on 7/10/44)

P-61 A-5

Laura Lil
Serial No. 42-5538
P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5539
P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Katy the Kid
Serial No. 42-5540

(Crash landing 11/5/44, Lost 1/22/45)

P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5541
P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5542

(May have shot down two planes ?)

P-61 A-5

Tennessee Ridge Runner
Serial No. 42-5543
P-61 A-5

Lady Gen
Serial No. 42-5544

(Crashed 6/5/45)

P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5545
P-61 A-5

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5546
P-61 A-5

Borrowed Time
Serial No. 42-5547
P-61 A-5

On the nose wheel of Borrowed Time


No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5550

(Transferred to the 425th NFS on 7/10/44)

P-61 A-5

Little Linda
Serial No. 42-5557

(Lost 12/26/44 to Flak)

P-61 A-5

No Love No Nothing
Serial No. 42-5558

(Battle Damage 8/6/44)

P-61 A-5

Junkin Judy
Serial No. 42-5564
P-61 A-5

Double Trouble
Serial No. 42-5565

(Crashed 9/24/44)

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Moonlight Wreck Wixisun
Serial No. 42-5567

(Crashed 1/19/45, Lost 1/29/45)

P-61 A-10

Battle Ax
Serial No. 42-5568

(Crash landed 10/20/44, damaged 12/23/44)

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Lovely Lady
Serial No. 42-5573
P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5575

(425th NFS Plane used 3/30/45)

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Tactless Texan
Serial No. 42-5577

(Crash landed 10/11/44, salvaged ?)

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Tactless Texan
Serial No. 42-5578
P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5579

(This was a 425th NFS Plane)

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5580

(Transferred to the 425th NFS 7/10/44)

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5589

(Transferred to the 425th NFS) 

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Wanderin Wench II
Serial No. 42-5590

(Accident on 10/12/45))

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Impatient Widow
Serial No. 42-5591

Battle damage 8/17/44, salvaged 8/17/44)

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-5594

(Crash landing 11/1/44) 

P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-39395
P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-39397
P-61 A-10

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-39624

(Accident on 12/6/45 near Industriehafen)

P-61 B-16

Little Audrey
Serial No. 43-39672

(Named after a nurse serving near the 422nd base)

P-61 B-15

No Picture Available
Unknown
Serial No. 42-39675
P-61 B-15

Markings:
Unknown
 
Emblems:
Over and through a golden orange disc, wide birder black, charged with eight stars of the first, arranged four, two and two, a green caricatured bat in flight, with a look of ferocity on his face, wearing gray aviator's goggles, holding in the right hand a gray automatic revolver with smoke issuing from the barrel, and a dagger with white blade, point red, emitting one drop of blood, held in the left hand. (Approved 29 Dec 1943)

 

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