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
42-68073 P-38J 79 MC-C
42-68074 P-38J 77 LC-S
42-68074 P-38J 79 MC-A
42-68077 P-38J 55 KI-X Lost 10 April 44 - Maj. Donald K Willis Evaded 3616
42-68084 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 8 April 44 - Lt. john F Esau details unknown 3617
42-68094 P-38J 79 MC- Lost 25 May 44 - Lt. Marion F Bench Jr. KIA 5283
42-68097 P-38J 55 KI-N
42-68097 P-38J 55 KI-O Lost 4 March 44 - Lt Edward G Pfeiffer POW 2783
42-68108 P-38J 55 KI-Y Riemensnider Maj. Robert H Bobby
42-68111 P-38J 77 LC- Lost 12 June 44 - Lt. Hugh H Jacobson KIA 5732
42-68113 P-38J 55 KI-W
42-68117 P-38J 77 LC-F
42-68119 P-38J 79 MC-P
42-68126 P-38J 55 KI-U Lost 18 April 44 - Lt. Leland K Henslee KIA 4062
42-68131 P-38J 55 KI-V McLary Maj. Maurice R Murph III Lost 22 june 44 - Lt. John A Pierson KIA 6244
42-68140 P-38J 79 MC-G Gatterdam Maj. Richard P Puddin' III Lost 30 April 44 - Lt. Albert R Fogg POW 4415
42-68150 P-38J 79 MC-K Merriman Lt. George W Almy Named for his wife Alma
42-68153 P-38J 55 KI-J To 428FS 474FG 9th AF and lost 13 October 1944. Lt. Charles C Heckel POW 9541
42-68155 P-38J 77 LC-P Gilbertson Maj. Merle J Diamond Lil
42-68156 P-38J 77 LC-V Johnson Lt.Col. Herbert E Jr
42-68156 P-38J 77 LC-M Ditched in Channel 13 July 44 Charles W Dungan
42-68159 P-38J 77 LC-C
42-68159 P-38J 77 LC-L
42-68160 P-38J 55 KI-H
42-68160 P-38J 55 KI-M
42-68160 P-38J 55 KI-H
42-68162 P-38J 79 MC-W
42-68166 P-38J 79 MC-R Rau Col. Harold J Gentle Annie
42-68168 P-38J 79 MC-W
42-68170 P-38J 55 KI-M Lost 14 June 44 - Lt. Stanley P Spencer KIA 5733
42-68171 P-38J 77 LC-C Clark Lt. Alvin F
42-68176 P-38J 77 LC-I Whiteside Lt. Walker Sky Cowboy Lost 12 July 44 in take off crash - Lt. Richard Robbins seriously injured
42-68177 P-38J 77 LC-C Crash landed (Cat 3) 24th April 1944 and transferred to 479th FG on repair.
42-68181 P-38J 77 LC-J Lost 8 April 44 - Capt. Evan J Machen KIA 3618
43-28270 P-38J 77 LC-V Coon Capt. William K The Grace Marie Named for his sister. Lost in this a/c 22 May 44 - POW 4974
43-28301 P-38J 55 KI-O Wasil Lt. Edwin E Mama's Boy
43-28340 P-38J 79 MC-T Baldwin Lt. James H Baby Baby! To MTO 20th September 1944.
43-28354 P-38J 55 KI-L Lost 14 July 44 - Lt. Adam L Hunt Jr. details unknown 6718
43-28358 P-38J 55 KI-I Watson Lt. Rodney P Dotty
43-28362 P-38J 55 KI-O
43-28379 P-38J 77 LC-B
43-28380 P-38J 77 LC-G
43-28382 P-38J 79 MC-E
43-28385 P-38J 77 LC-
43-28393 P-38J 55 KI-W Wilson Lt.Col. Cyril Wrangler To 474 FG 9th AF as K6-L
43-28397 P-38J 77 LC-O Lost 7 July 44 - Capt. James M Morris POW 6701
43-284#2 P-38J 79 MC-S Armstrong Lt. John L Guardian Angel
43-28404 P-38J 79 MC-A Anderson Maj. Delynn E Kentucky Kernel Force landed 12 May 44 - Lt. Albert S Learned
43-28404 P-38J 79 MC-C Cameron Capt. William A Soar / Assie II ( / is flourish to look like "L" )
43-28404 P-38J 55 KI-N