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
42-67889 P-38J 55 KI-R
42-67891 P-38J 55 KI-Z
42-67892 P-38J 79 MC- Denbo Lt. Paul Talent Scout Lost 12 April 44 - Lt. James E Corbet KIA (see also 42-67862) 3750
42-67892 P-38J 77 LC-W
42-67899 P-38J 79 MC-B Bradshaw Lt. James D "Brad" Gaitor Bait
42-67901 P-38J 55 KI-C Lost 8 May 44 - Lt. John J Connor Jr. KIA 4543
42-67901 P-38J 77 LC-X To 55 FS as KI-C
42-67905 P-38J 79 MC-W
42-67905 P-38J 79 MC-W Lost 17 June 44 - Lt. Earl O Smith Jr. 5672
42-67907 P-38J 55 KI-U Taylor Capt. Willis B Lost 16 March 44 - Lt. Robert Matyasz KIA 3098
42-67915 P-38J 77 LC-J
42-67915 P-38J 77 LC-Q
42-67916 P-38J 55 KI-S Loehnert Lt. Richard O California Cutie
42-67923 P-38J 55 KI- Lost 4 March 44 - Lt. Harry E Bisher Evaded 2784
42-67923 P-38J 79 MC-R
42-67924 P-38J 55 KI-
42-67926 P-38J 79 MC-L Graham Capt. Lindol F "Lindy" Susie / Lloyd Lee Wade Lost in this a/c 18 March 44 - KIA 3095
42-67928 P-38J 79 MC-L Lewis Lt. Willard H Hells Belle To 364 FG
42-67929 P-38J 79 MC-M Meyer Lt.Col. Robert J Bob-Cat II
42-67929 P-38J 79 MC-R Lost 25 May 44 - Lt. Harry J Watson Jr. POW 5284
42-67931 P-38J 79 MC-K
42-67949 P-38J 55 KI-A McAuley Maj. Donald H Li'l Henry Lost in this a/c 23 April 44 - KIA 4337
42-67959 P-38J -S
42-67962 P-38J 79 MC-L Lewis Lt. Willard H 28 Feb 44 force-landed @ King's Cliffe on return from ops - Lt. Willard H Lewis
42-67963 P-38J 79 MC-H
42-67967 P-38J 79 MC- Damaged in landing accident 19 May 44 - Lt. Russell W Bebout
42-67981 P-38J 79 MC-G Gatterdam Maj. Richard P Puddin' Lost 11 Feb 44 - Lt. Thomas A Hanzo POW 2292
42-67988 P-38J 79 MC-J Jackson Capt. Carl E Jack Lost in this a/c 20 Feb 44 POW 2338
42-67998 P-38J 79 MC-Q Williams Lt. Woodrow W Li'l One
42-68005 P-38J 79 MC-T Anderson Capt. Delynn E Kentucky Kernel (L) Full Boost (R) Lost 26 April 44 crash-landed - Lt. Harry J Watson Jr
42-68010 P-38J 55 KI-K Miles Lt. Robert E One Man Posse
42-68012 P-38J 79 MC-D Lost 8 April 44 - Lt. Mitchell P Snow KIA (MAC) 3615
42-68015 P-38J 79 MC-J Binkley Capt. Harold O'Sage Chief
42-68016 P-38J 77 LC-R
42-68016 P-38J 77 LC-R
42-68019 P-38J 77 LC-V Johnson Lt.Col. Herbert E Jr
42-68019 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 16 March 44 during air test - Lt. Robert Wells bailed out, severe injury
42-68026 P-38J 77 LC-K
42-68026 P-38J 77 LC-R Lost 13 May 44 - Lt. Hal W Everett POW 4687
42-68035 P-38J 79 MC-U LeFevre Lt. Ferdinand E Lost in this a/c 28 April 44 - KIA 4416
42-68035 P-38J 77 LC-U To 79 FS as MC-U
42-68036 P-38J 77 LC-M Montgomery Col. Robert P Lost in this a/c 11 Feb 44 - Evaded 2158
42-68037 P-38J 79 MC-F Franklin Maj. R. C Strictly Stella's Baby
42-68045 P-38J 77 LC-Z Ditched in Channel 12 June 44 - Benjamin N Rader
42-68045 P-38J 77 LC-X
42-68051 P-38J 55 KI-D
42-68066 P-38J 77 LC-K Williams Capt. Terrence M Kate's Crate / The Better Half Lost in this a/c 14 June 44 - POW 5731
42-68068 P-38J 77 LC-N Fiebelkorn Capt. Ernest C June Nite
42-68068 P-38J 77 LC-N
42-68068 P-38J 79 MC-L To 77 FS as LC-N