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
44-11219 P-51D 79 MC-A Schons Lt. Kenneth H The "Virgin"
44-11244 P-51D 79 MC-J Jones Lt. Dale N Nina Merle II Lost 24 Feb 45 - Lt. Leonard M Wright Jr. details unknown 12617
44-11324 P-51D 77 LC-U Cole Capt. Charles H. Jr. "Tink"
44-11327 P-51D 77 LC-M Lost 6 Dec 44 - Lt. Calvin Katz KIFA
44-11335 P-51D 77 LC-C Rosenblum Lt. Jerome Gloria
44-11335 P-51D 77 LC-V Van Sickle Lt. Dick W Windsor Wonder
44-11335 P-51D 77 LC-F
44-11347 P-51D 79 MC-S Kelso Lt. Duane F
44-11347 P-51D 79 MC-S Santee Lt. John C Rugged Maggie
44-13331 P-51D 55 KI-A
44-13378 P-51D 77 LC-A
44-13461 P-51D 79 MC-K serial in doubt
44-13535 P-51D 79 MC-R Black Lt. Richard H Black's Bird
44-13535 P-51D 79 MC-R Pogue Lt. Edward Chattanooga Choo Choo / V-2
44-13535 P-51D 79 MC-R Roark Capt. Frank H Jr. Wilma
44-13541 P-51D 55 KI-N Randolph Lt.Col. John P Nancy Lost 7 Oct 44 - Maj. Joseph T McKeon POW 9255
44-13541 P-51D 79 MC-N Randolph Lt.Col. John P Nancy To 55 FS as KI-N
44-13580 P-51D 79 MC-K Kautz Lt. Kenneth Jr. Little Ronnie Lost in this a/c 26 Oct 44 - POW 10118
44-13620 P-51D 79 MC-H Heiden Lt. Arthur W Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt. Paul Denbo KIA 7626
44-13631 P-51D 79 MC- Crash-landed 17 July 1944 - Lt. James H Baldwin.
44-13637 P-51D 77 LC-G Hambleton Capt. Ted P Li'l Aleta Reassigned to Maj. Gilbertson
44-13637 P-51D 77 LC-G Gilbertson Maj. Merle J Smoky Lost 1 February 1945. Crash-landed in Luxembourg. Capt. T Hambleton returned
44-13653 P-51D 79 MC-Q Shelton Lt. Joseph E Polly
44-13653 P-51D 79 MC-Q Yaryan Capt. Jess O Carrie Bee V
44-13655 P-51D 77 LC-L Adams Lt. Louis W a/c salvaged 2 Aug 44
44-13660 P-51D 79 MC-B Bradshaw Lt. James D "Brad" Jeanie
44-13660 P-51D 79 MC-B Phipps Capt. Robert My Kath
44-13660 P-51D 79 MC-B Skinner Lt. Kenneth A Panty Waste / Snuggle Bunny
44-13661 P-51D 79 MC-W Kirby Capt. James C Jr. Sissie
44-13661 P-51D 79 MC-W Wyman Lt. Zell M Coon Dog IV
44-13664 P-51D 55 KI-B Kelly Lt. Anthony C Lost 20 Feb 45 - Lt. Sydney G Stitzer KIA 12547
44-13667 P-51D 79 MC-M Merriman Lt. George W Almy Too Named for his wife Alma. Re-coded to MC-T
44-13667 P-51D 79 MC-T Sass Capt. Donald Sneebo Ex-cavalry officer - Named after his horse!
44-13667 P-51D 79 MC-T Taylor Lt. Wesley H
44-13670 P-51D 77 LC-S Wilson Lt. John R Lost in this a/c 9 Nov 44 - KIA 10443
44-13676 P-51D 77 LC-X Kerns Capt. Leo H
44-13679 P-51D 55 KI- Lost 10 Aug 44 - Lt. Lee W Anderson POW 7764
44-13684 P-51D 79 MC- Lost 31 July 44 Lt. Leonard L Richter killed in MAC
44-13687 P-51D 77 LC-B Gjolme Lt. Harold H Duration + 6
44-13687 P-51D 77 LC-B Herbert Capt. James H Paper Doll
44-13687 P-51D 77 LC-B King Lt. Robert H Dizzy Rebel Lost 23 Aug 45 - Lt. David N Baldock KIFA Vresse, Belgium
44-13692 P-51D 77 LC-X Dempsey Capt. R Mary D a/c to Huey
44-13692 P-51D 77 LC-X Huey Capt. Cartheledge J Jr. Maggie (L) Sandy (R) Sandy = c.c.wife
44-13695 P-51D 55 KI-Z Written off 11 Sept 44 - Lt. J Tennant bailed out.
44-13696 P-51D 77 LC-R Reihmer Capt. Donald A Lost in this a/c 4 Aug 44 - Returned 7717
44-13702 P-51D 55 KI-E Chrissinger Lt. Donald E Crash-landed Kings Cliffe 18 Nov 44 - Chrissinger killed
44-13702 P-51D 55 KI-E Ford Capt. Joseph S Li'l Easy
44-13713 P-51D 77 LC-Y Lost 5 Aug 44 - Lt. Irwin W Fernandes KIA 7520
44-13715 P-51D 55 KI-K Cole Capt. Charles H. Jr. "Tink" Little Lady
44-13715 P-51D 55 KI-K Bynum Lt. Horace B Lost 9 Nov 44 - Lt. Edward A Loetscher KIA 10442