20th Fighter Group

The Loco Busters

Station

Kingscliffe 26 August 1943 to 11 October 1945

Station Callsigns

Churchpath

Group Callsigns

Denton to 22 April ’44 then:
Walnut (A Group)
Oatmeal (B Group)
Katie (C Group)
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)

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55th Fighter Squadron

Code:
KI
Callsign:
  • Towntalk to 22 April '44 then:
  • Sailor (A Group)
  • Pator (B Group)

77th Fighter Squad

Code:
LC
Callsign:
  • Rebuke to 22 April '44 then:
  • Outcry (A Group)
  • Glory (B Group)

79th Fighter Group

Code:
MC
Callsign:
  • Crownright to 22 April '44 then:
  • Primrose (A Group)
  • Screwgun (B Group)

Total Records: 654

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
42-66720 P-38H 77 LC-T
42-66723 P-38H 77 LC- Lost 1 Dec 43 - Lt. Jack L Gard POW 1425
42-66726 P-38H 77 LC-U
42-66770 P-38H 77 LC-L
42-67016 P-38H 77 LC-O Lost 29 Nov 43 - Lt. John S Hascall KIA 1424
42-67017 P-38H 55 KI-
42-67019 P-38H 55 KI-K
42-67022 P-38H 77 LC- Lost 7 Nov 43 - Maj. John C Wilkins KIA 1437
42-67032 P-38H 77 LC- Lost 25 Nov 43 - Lt. William Lane KIA - crashed in UK
42-67034 P-38H 55 KI-V Geiger Lt. Everett E
42-67038 P-38H 55 KI-B Lost 30 Nov 43 - Lt. Robert L Thomas Jr.(77FS) KIA 1426
42-67039 P-38H 55 KI-F Lost 7 Nov 43 - Capt. Herbert W Cummin (79FS) KIA 1265
42-67043 P-38H 79 MC-
42-67048 P-38H 77 LC-A Lost 7 Jan 44 - Capt. Joseph P Marsiglia (55 FG 338 FS) POW. 1747
42-67052 P-38H 55 KI-Z
42-67055 P-38H 79 MC-
42-67062 P-38H 77 LC- Lost 18 Nov 43 due to compressibility dive U.K. - Lt. Eugene T Fleming bailed out, slight injury
42-67067 P-38H 79 MC-H
42-67081 P-38H 55 KI-K Miles Lt. Robert E Pistol Packin' Mama
P-38J 79 MC-Y Bebout Lt. Russell W Betsy VI
P-38J 79 MC- Black Lt. Richard H Honey
P-38J 79 MC- Carpenter Capt. Jesse E Jr Blow Torch
P-38J 79 MC- Kemp Lt. Arthur R Janey K
P-38J 79 MC- Kemp Lt. Arthur R Janey K II
P-38J 79 MC- Mednick Lt. Harvey Little Eve III
P-38J 77 LC- Reihmer Capt. Donald A Filly from Philly IV
P-38J 79 MC-Q Yaryan Capt. Jess O Carrie Bee III
P-38J 79 MC- Chief Cockeye
P-38J 79 MC- Ontario Sweetheart
42- P-38J 55 KI-W Frey Lt. Royal D Stardust
42-104067 P-38J 77 LC-V Fernandes Lt. Irwin W Little Bug Lost 15 June 44 - Lt. Walter F Perra KIA 5734
42-104069 P-38J 77 LC-A
42-104086 P-38J 79 MC-F Franklin Maj. R. C. Strictly Stella's Baby a/c to Heiden
42-104086 P-38J 79 MC-H Heiden Lt. Arthur W Lucky Lady Reassigned frrom Franklin and code changed to "H". To 370 FG 9th AF
42-104095 P-38J 79 MC-G Gatterdam Maj. Richard P Puddin'
42-104095 P-38J 79 MC-Y To 474 FG 9th AF as K6-Q
42-104207 P-38J 55 KI-N Lost 16 July 44 - Lt. John Klink - Returned
42-104210 P-38J 55 KI-G Hallberg Capt. Chester A Little Louise Lost 14 July 44 in crash landing - Maj. Martin Low uninjured
42-104239 P-38J 55 KI-P Lost 12 June 44 take-off crash - Capt. Maurice Mclary
42-104289 P-38J 79 MC- McCarty Lt. Benjamin F Nan's Honey Named for wife Nancy. Lost in this a/c 9 May 44 - POW 4688
42-104308 P-38J 79 MC-M Meyer Lt.Col. Robert J Bob-Cat III a/c to Lt. Smith
42-104308 P-38J 79 MC-R Rau Col. Harold J Gentle Annie
42-104308 P-38J 79 MC-R Smith Lt. Earl O Jr. a/c from Meyer. Lost 17 June 44 - Lt. Emery K Ryan KIA 6608
42-104312 P-38J 55 KI- Lost 18 April 44 Lt. John F Dyer bailed out.
42-104314 P-38J 55 KI-P Lost 1 May 44 - Lt. William G Shultz KIA 4544
42-104395 P-38J 55 KI-T Lost 25 May 44 - Lt. Peter A Boele KIA 5282
42-67### P-38J 79 MC-I Hartig Lt. Fred M Jr. Sharon Thelma Lost in this a/c 24 Jan 44 in North Sea - KIA
42-67### P-38J 79 MC-R Roark Capt. Frank H Jr.
42-67186 P-38J 77 LC- Lost 5 Jan 44 - F/O. Bennie R Carbajal KIA 1859
42-67187 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 4 Jan 44 - F/O. Joseph L Hamilton POW 1858