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
43-28408 P-38J 79 MC-R Rau Col. Harold J Gentle Annie
43-28412 P-38J 79 MC-N Nichols Maj. Merle B Wilda / Mary Jo a/c to Smith
43-28412 P-38J 79 MC-N Smith Capt. William Okie-Bloke / Mary Jo
43-28430 P-38J 55 KI-N Scrutchfield Capt. Roy M Jeanne Named for wife. Serial confirmed by photo in AW. 430 shown as 340 in 20FG. Lost 16 June 44 - Maj. Paul A Lobinger KIFA
43-28431 P-38J 79 MC-O Ilfrey Capt. Jack M "Happy Jack" Happy Jack's Go Buggy Lost in this a/c 12 June 44 - Evaded
43-28433 P-38J 79 MC-B Bradshaw Lt. James D "Brad" Jeanie Lost 19 June 44 force-landed on return from ops - Lt. Roger S Peterson
43-28451 P-38J 55 KI-U
43-28490 P-38J 55 KI-R Scrutchfield Capt. Roy M Jeanne Shark-mouthed nacelles
43-28539 P-38J 77 LC-Z Baker Capt. Irvin C The Doodle Bug
43-28550 P-38J 55 KI-V
43-28634 P-38J 55 KI-M
43-28662 P-38J 79 MC-B Bradshaw Lt. James D "Brad" Jeanie
43-28684 P-38J 77 LC- Lost 17 June 44 - Lt. Richard M Hairston POW 5938
43-28686 P-38J 77 LC-X
43-28689 P-38J 79 MC-Y Bebout Lt. Russell W Betsy
43-28700 P-38J 55 KI-D To 367 FG 9th AF
43-28718 P-38J 79 MC-A Anderson Maj. Delynn E Kentucky Kernel IV
43-28725 P-38J 79 MC-U Klatt Lt. Quintus To 474 FG 9th AF
44-23174 P-38J 77 LC- Lost 13 June 44 - Lt. Russell G Quinn KIA 5728
44-23178 P-38J 79 MC-N Smith Capt. William Okie-Bloke II / Mary Jo
42-26676 P-47D 78 MC-Z w/w hack.
42-106467 P-51B 77 LC-Z w/w
42-106476 P-51B 77 LC-Z W/W From 359 F/G.
42-106662 P-51B 77 LC-A w/w OTU a/c
43-12185 P-51B 79 MC-W w/w Hack.
43-12417 P-51B 77 LC-B w/w 2-seater
43-6855 P-51B 55 KI-Q w/w
43-6865 P-51B 55 KI-Q w/w OTU a/c
43-7000 P-51B 77 LC-Z Priority Nil w/w OTU a/c crashed Kings Cliffe 3 Feb 45 Lt. R Chambers injured
42-103309 P-51C 55 KI-K
43-25### P-51C 79 MC-X Bond Baby? 2 seat conversion
43-25### P-51C 55 KI- Vivacious Vi
43-25### P-51C 79 MC- Weary Willy w/w OTU a/c
43-25025 P-51C 79 MC-P Peterson Capt. Roger S
43-25025 P-51C 79 MC-C Sissey Re-coded from MC-P
43-25028 P-51C 55 KI-Z Rackley Lt. David H
43-25028 P-51C 55 KI-Z Solomon Lt. Leonard
43-25028 P-51C 55 KI-O
43-25029 P-51C 79 MC-D Denbo Lt. Paul Sack n' Shack Reassigned to Horst
43-25029 P-51C 79 MC-D Horst Lt. Harold a/c force-landed Poland 11 Sept 44 - Lt. H. Horst
43-25031 P-51C 55 KI-O Maldanado Lt. Mario a/c from Wasil
43-25031 P-51C 55 KI-O Skroback Lt. Walter H Piccolo Pete a/c from Maldonado
43-25031 P-51C 55 KI-O Wasil Lt. Edwin E Mama's Boy II
43-25033 P-51C 55 KI-D Reynolds Lt. James S Lost 25 Aug 44 - Lt. Charles F Bain POW 7945
43-25041 P-51C 77 LC-I Rowlett Lt. Lloyd E Lost 9 Feb 45 - Lt. Julio Nuno KIA 12160
43-25042 P-51C 77 LC-T MacArthur Lt. John D Jr. Pat's Pony
43-25042 P-51C 77 LC-T Mary Ann
43-25043 P-51C 79 MC-O
43-25046 P-51C 77 LC-Q Dungan Lt. Charles W Kathleen Named for wife Kathleen Stinson. Interned with this a/c 7 Oct 44 9257
43-25048 P-51C 77 LC-