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
42-67490 P-38J 79 MC-F Fall Lt. Mack D
42-67491 P-38J 79 MC-G Gatterdam Maj. Richard P Puddin' Re-coded to MC-H
42-67491 P-38J 79 MC-H From MC-G
42-67492 P-38J 79 MC-E Otis Lt. Esburn D Lost in this a/c 26 Jan 44 - Crashed in The Wash - KITA
42-67497 P-38J 79 MC-L Graham Capt. Lindol F "Lindy" Susie
42-67498 P-38J 55 KI- Hetherington Lt. Thomas F Lost 30 Dec 43 - Lt. Thomas F Hetherington bailed out over UK
42-67498 P-38J 79 MC- To 55 FS
42-67502 P-38J 79 MC-H Hanzo Lt. Thomas A To 474 FG 9th AF as K6-F
42-67505 P-38J 55 KI-R Scrutchfield Capt. Roy M Jeanne Shark-mouthed nacelles
42-67509 P-38J 77 LC-F
42-67511 P-38J 79 MC-R Reihmer Capt. Donald A To 474 FG 9th AF
42-67511 P-38J 79 MC-E
42-67514 P-38J 79 MC-Q Yaryan Capt. Jess O Carrie Bee
42-67515 P-38J 79 MC-N Nichols Maj. Merle B Wilda To 474 FG 9th AF
42-67516 P-38J 79 MC-L Lewis Lt. Willard H Hells Belle Lost 30 Jan 44 - Maj. Richard L Ott KIA 2118
42-67521 P-38J 79 MC-C Cooper Lt. Donald W damaged in taxi accident 29 Jan 44 -pilot - Lt Cooper
42-67523 P-38J 77 LC-S Sabo Capt. Paul J
42-67525 P-38J 77 LC- Lost 18 March 44 - Lt. Ival E Butler KIA 3096
42-67527 P-38J 79 MC- Battle damaged 29th January 1944
42-67646 P-38J 79 MC-A Anderson Maj. Delynn E Kentucky Kernel Lost 30 Jan 44 - Lt. Mack D Fall POW 2102
42-67649 P-38J 55 KI-M To 474 FG 9th AF
42-67651 P-38J 79 MC-Z Webb Capt. Glenn M Glengary Guy (L) / Jackie (R) Named for self + two sons - Gary & Guy and his wife Jackie.
42-67652 P-38J 79 MC-M Meyer Lt.Col. Robert J Bob-Cat
42-67656 P-38J 55 KI-I To 474 FG 9th AF as K6-N
42-67657 P-38J 55 KI-A
42-67661 P-38J 55 KI- Lost 24 Jan 44 - Lt. John R Frazier KIA 2104
42-67665 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 29 Jan 44 - F/O. William M Harper KIA 2100
42-67669 P-38J 79 MC-K Byrd F/O. Markrel L
42-67672 P-38J 79 MC-Y To 474 FG 9th AF as K6-S
42-67680 P-38J 79 MC-D Moss Lt. Robert B Pee Bee Lost in this a/c 29 Jan 44 - POW 2099
42-67681 P-38J 79 MC-M
42-67685 P-38J 55 KI-
42-67705 P-38J 55 KI- Lost 3 March 44 - Lt. Donald D Goble KIA 2791
42-67707 P-38J 77 LC-E
42-67707 P-38J 77 LC-B
42-67708 P-38J 79 MC-P To 77 FS
42-67708 P-38J 77 LC-V Hubbard Lt.Col. Mark E Lost in this a/c 18 March 44 POW 3097
42-67708 P-38J 77 LC-V Johnson Lt.Col. Herbert E Jr
42-67708 P-38J 77 LC-T
42-67714 P-38J 77 LC-Z Baker Capt. Irvin C Cover Queen
42-67716 P-38J 77 LC-Y
42-67717 P-38J 77 LC-E Morris Capt. James M "Slick" My Dad (L) Til We Meet Again (R)
42-67717 P-38J 79 MC-I To 77 FS
42-67718 P-38J 79 MC-C Cooper Lt. Donald W Lost in this a/c 11 Feb 44 - KIA 2159
42-67719 P-38J 55 KI- Lost 8 April 44 - Lt. Allen D Singleton POW 3613
42-67722 P-38J 79 MC-R Rau Col. Harold J Gentle Annie Re-coded to MC-I
42-67722 P-38J 79 MC-I Lost 18 April 44 force landed - Lt. Drekel E Crites
42-67725 P-38J 79 MC-U LeFevre Lt. Ferdinand E To 77 FS
42-67725 P-38J 77 LC- Old Baldy
42-67726 P-38J 77 LC- Lost 11 Feb 44 - Lt. Miles N Keathley POW 2289