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
42-67727 P-38J 79 MC-L
42-67728 P-38J 77 LC-O Lost 11 Feb 44 - Lt. Joseph O Minton KIA
42-67729 P-38J 55 KI- Lost 10 Feb 44 - Lt. Jack W Taylor killed in crash landing.
42-67731 P-38J 77 LC-T Lost 25 March 44 - Lt. Lauren J Taylor KITA
42-67735 P-38J 77 LC-I Lost 29 Jan 44 - Lt. Robert S Flynn KIA 2101
42-67736 P-38J 79 MC-J Lost 4 March 44 crash-landed due to battle damage - Lt. Albert Fogg slight injury
42-67742 P-38J 55 KI-E Ford Capt. Joseph S
42-67742 P-38J 55 KI-E To 370 FG 9th AF
42-67742 P-38J 77 LC-W
42-67743 P-38J 55 KI-G Hallberg Capt. Chester A
42-67750 P-38J 79 MC-A
42-67753 P-38J 55 KI-T Yelton Lt. Jack J Cactus Jack Lost in this a/c 5 April 44 POW 3614
42-67756 P-38J 55 KI-B Serros Capt. Jerome C Stubborn Virgin
42-67758 P-38J 77 LC-Q
42-67759 P-38J 77 LC-D Lost 10 Feb 44 - Capt. Robert W Holmes POW 2147
42-67760 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 14 Jan 44 - Lt. Neal J Archer Jr. KIA 1855
42-67763 P-38J 55 KI-I Watson Lt. Rodney P Dotty Lost 1 May 44 - Lt. Phillip E Pearson Jr. KIA 4542
42-67767 P-38J 77 LC-H
42-67770 P-38J 77 LC-L
42-67779 P-38J 77 LC-Y
42-67799 P-38J 77 LC-Y
42-67809 P-38J 77 LC-H Lost 8 Jan 44 - F/O Martin Kane KITA whilst bailing out
42-67818 P-38J 77 LC- Lost 24 Jan 44 - Lt. James C Hart POW 1986
42-67819 P-38J 77 LC-P Re-coded to LC-J
42-67819 P-38J 77 LC-J Re-coded to LC-U
42-67819 P-38J 77 LC-U Geronimo To 367 FG 9th AF
42-67821 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 11 Feb 44 - Lt. Leonard S Smutko POW 2288
42-67823 P-38J 55 KI-N Bisher Lt. Harry E Kitty Lost 4 May 44 force-landed during air test - Capt. Roy Scrutchfield
42-67828 P-38J 77 LC-B Lost 29 Jan 44 - Lt. Richard T Bond KIA 2103
42-67831 P-38J 77 LC- Lost 29 Feb 44 - Lt Robert P Johnson POW 2991
42-67832 P-38j 79 MC-D
42-67848 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 11 Feb 44 - Lt. Melvin H Orr POW 2290
42-67849 P-38J 55 KI- Lost 31 Dec 43 in compressibility dive over U.K. - Lt. Tom Heatherington bailed out, severely injured
42-67850 P-38J 79 MC-S Sands Lt. Myron R Lost in this a/c 11 Feb 44 - POW 2293
42-67854 P-38J 79 MC-K Byrd F/O. Markrel L Lost in this a/c 6 Feb 44 - POW 2145
42-67855 P-38J 55 KI-W Frey Lt. Royal D Lost in this a/c 10 Feb 44 POW. Confirmed as KI-W by signed photo in AW 2156
42-67858 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 24 May 44 - Lt. Raymond E Huarte POW 5285
42-67860 P-38J 55 KI-V Geiger Lt. Everett E White star on wheel cover. Lost in this a/c 24 Feb 44 - POW 2666
42-67862 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 12 April 44 - Lt. James E Corbet KIA see also 42-67892
42-67864 P-38J 55 KI- Lost 4 March 44 - Lt. James C Scott KIA 2782
42-67868 P-38J 79 MC-N Nichols Maj. Merle B Wilda / Mary Jo Re-coded to MC-M
42-67868 P-38J 79 MC-M Re-coded from MC-N
42-67871 P-38J 77 LC-G
42-67878 P-38J 55 KI-Y McLary Maj. Maurice R Murph II Lost 24 Feb 44 - Lt. Otto A Quiring KIA 2665
42-67883 P-38J 55 KI- Ditched - North Sea 18 March 44 - Lt. Alan Singleton
42-67885 P-38J 55 KI-L Lost 23 April 44 - Lt. Robert W Ahern KIA 4124
42-67887 P-38J 55 KI- Lost 10 Feb 44 - Lt. John w Lundin KIA 2157
42-67888 P-38J 77 LC-B Russell Col. Barton M Black Barney Lost 18 April 44 force-landed on return from ops - Lt. Rex Moncrieff
42-67888 P-38J 77 LC-R
42-67888 P-38J 77 LC-R