Capt. William B. Staggs


(W. Staggs collection via C. Smith)

Capt. William B. Staggs

38th FS - 24 September 1944 - September 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CG-R 44-72778 "Wild Honey" (C. Smith)

Mission History

56 missions, 279 combat hours

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date Target

248

05 October 1944 Munster (flew as Yellow 4)
255 15 October 1944 Cologne (flew as White 2)
256 17 October 1944 Cologne (flew as White 4)
257 18 October 1944 Kassel/Mittefeld (flew as White 4)
259 22 October 1944 Munster (flew as White 2)
260 25 October 1944 Hamburg (flew as White 2)
262 30 October 1944 Merseberg (flew as Red 2)
263 02 November 1944 Merseberg (flew as Blue 4)
264 04 November 1944 Hamburg (flew as Red 2)
265 05 November 1944 Ludwigshaven (flew as Red 2)
266 06 November 1944 Neumunster (flew as spare)
270 11 November 1944 Oberlahnstein (flew as Red 2)
273 20 November 1944 Malmedy (flew as program Blue 2)
275 25 November 1944 Merseberg (flew as Red 2)
277 27 November 1944 Bingen & Strafe (flew as White 2)
278 29 November 1944 Hamm (flew as Red 2)
279 30 November 1944 Merseberg (flew as White 4)(Early return at 1330 due to coolant out)
280 02 December 1944 Koblenz (flew as Blue 4)
281 04 December 1944 Mainz (flew as White 2)
282 05 December 1944 Berlin (flew as White 2)
283 06 December 1944 Merseberg (flew as Blue 2)
287 15 December 1944 Hannover (flew as Red 3)
289 18 December 1944 Mainz (flew as Red 4)
291 24 December 1944 Darmstadt (flew as Red 4)
294 28 December 1944 Irlich (flew as spare and Program Blue 3)
296 30 December 1944 Kassel (flew as spare)
302 06 January 1945 Germersheim (flew as Blue 3)
304 13 January 1945 Bischofsheim (flew as White 3)
305 14 January 1945 Magdeburg (flew as Blue 2)
306 15 January 1945 Stuttgart (flew as Program Flight 3)
307 16 January 1945 Dessau (flew as Blue 3)
312 01 February 1945 Mannheim/Strasbourg (flew as Blue 3)
314 06 February 1945 Chemnitz (flew as Yellow 3)
318 15 February 1945 Ruhland (flew as Red 3)
319 17 February 1945 Frankfurt (flew as Blue 3)
323 22 February 1945 Berlin (flew as Blue 4)
324 23 February 1945 Ansbach (flew as Red 3)
326 25 February 1944 Nurnberg (flew as Blue 3)
328 26 February 1945 Berlin (flew as White 3)
330 28 February 1945 Munich (flew as Blue 3)
356 04 April 1945 Kiel (flew as Program 3)
358 06 April 1945 Gera (flew as Yellow 3)
361 09 April 1945 Schleissheim (flew as Yellow 3)
362 10 April 1945 Brandenburg (flew as Program White 3 - early return at 1310 due to oil leak)
363 11 April 1945 Ingolstadt (flew as Red Leader)
366 18 April 1945 Budejovice (flew as Blue 3)
367 19 April 1945 Aussig (flew as Red Leader)
368 20 April 1945 Oranienburg (flew as Purple Leader)
369 21 April 1945 Oberfaffenhafen (flew as Red Leader)
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed
Damaged  
Score Detail 24 December 1944  (.5)FW-190 destroyed (air) S/Koblenz
09 April 1945  (2)FW-190 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
Notes 24 September 1944 - Joined 38th Fighter Squadron
December 1944 - Awarded 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
January 1945 - Awarded 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
04 April 1945 - Appointed Flight Commander
April 1945 - Awarded 5th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
May 1945 - Awarded 6th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
May 1945 - Awarded 7th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
18 May 1945 - Promoted to Captain from 1st Lieutenant
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross

Crew on CG-R - S/Sgt. Nick Lippucci

Awards
Memories

Back to 38th Fighter Squadron Pilots