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
44-13720 P-51D 79 MC-X Rudnick Lt. Vincent J Mine 3 Express a/c crashed 6 May 45 on test flight. Rudnick bailed out safely.
44-13733 P-51D 55 KI-F Anderson Lt. Harry M Lost in this a/c 27 Aug 44 - KIA 8302
44-13746 P-51D 77 LC-M Alexander Lt. Frederick H It's The Kid ! (L&R)
44-13746 P-51D 77 LC-M McCully Capt. Paul J Little Sister Lost 2 Nov 44 - Lt. Jack W Kennedy KIA (quoted as Little"Sis" in 20FG) 10233
44-13748 P-51D 77 LC-K Kuemmerle Lt. Walter F Little Freddy Named for his nephew
44-13748 P-51D 77 LC-K Herbert Capt. James H a/c to Robb
44-13748 P-51D 77 LC-K Robb Lt. William E Lost 3 Jan 45 - F/O. Charles E Sheffield Jr. KIA 11522
44-13751 P-51D 79 MC-F Campbell Lt. Robert E Wanda Honey
44-13751 P-51D 79 MC-F Stewart Lt. David Wanda's Worry Renamed from Wanda Honey. Lost in this a/c 10 April 45 - POW 13757
44-13752 P-51D 79 MC-G Carpenter Capt. Jesse E Jr Green Eyes Re-coded to MC-A
44-13752 P-51D 79 MC-A Carpenter Capt. Jesse E Jr Green Eyes
44-13752 P-51D 79 MC-A Inglebrigtsen Lt. Mell "Ingy" Miss (U) Louise
44-13752 P-51D 79 MC-V
44-13753 P-51D 79 MC-Y Bebout Lt. Russell W Betsy
44-13753 P-51D 79 MC-Y Hamme Capt. Charles R Kitty & Bunny
44-13753 P-51D 79 MC-D
44-13760 P-51D 79 MC-Z Jones Lt. Dale N Nina Merle
44-13760 P-51D 77 LC-I McCallister Lt. David F Cindee Lind
44-13760 P-51D 77 LC-I Rowlett Lt. Lloyd E
44-13760 P-51D 79 MC-Z Webb Capt. Glenn Glengary Guy (L) / Jackie (R) Named for self + two sons - Gary & Guy and his wife Jackie.
44-13761 P-51D 79 MC-I Ilfrey Capt. Jack M "Happy Jack" Happy Jack's Go Buggy
44-13768 P-51D 55 KI-L Burford Lt. James E Li'l Jughaid
44-13775 P-51D 77 LC-B Moncrieff Lt. Rex E That's All Brother Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt. Alvin F Clark - Evaded 7625
44-13776 P-51D 55 KI-V McNeel Lt. Kenneth D
44-13776 P-51D 55 KI-V Smeltz Lt. Kenneth C Nancy Gay
44-13778 P-51D 55 KI-J Larrabee Lt. Dale L Claudine I a/c to Stockton
44-13778 P-51D 55 KI-J Stockton Lt. Vincent R
44-13790 P-51D 55 KI-I Freedman Lt. David I Supermouse
44-13790 P-51D 55 KI-I Nicholson Lt. Charles R
44-13790 P-51D 55 KI-I Stevens Lt. Kent H
44-13791 P-51D 79 MC-S Armstrong Lt. John L Guardian Angel Lost in this a/c 28 Aug 44 - POW 8303
44-13791 P-51D 79 MC-S Smith Maj. William W Okie Bloke IV
44-13792 P-51D 77 LC-X Payne Capt. Arlon D Lost 6 Aug 44 - Lt. Walker L Whiteside KIA 7446
44-13792 P-51D 77 LC-J
44-13793 P-51D 77 LC-C Roberts Lt. Frank W
44-13793 P-51D 77 LC-C Snodgrass Capt. Fred E
44-13794 P-51D 55 KI-C Skroback Lt. Walter H Piccolo Pete Force-landed 5 Jan 45 @ Leiston - Lt. Skroback
44-13798 P-51D 77 LC-W Fagg Lt. James W Duffie Jr.
44-13798 P-51D 77 LC-W Jennings Capt. Edwin C Jean Named for his wife. a/c to North
44-13798 P-51D 77 LC-W North Lt. Albert S Kitty B
44-13799 P-51D 55 KI-N Brown Capt. Harley L "Lefty"
44-13799 P-51D 55 KI-N Hower Capt. Earl W "Pappy" The Flying Dutchman Re-coded To KI-N
44-13803 P-51D 77 LC-P Starke Lt. John P Re-coded to LC-E
44-13803 P-51D 77 LC-P Re-coded to LC-P
44-13803 P-51D 77 LC-E re-coded from LC-P
44-13803 P-51D 77 LC-L
44-13811 P-51D 77 LC-J Lost 10 Aug 44 - Lt. William D Rolins KIA 7765
44-13819 P-51D 77 LC-F Garner Capt. James M
44-13824 P-51D 77 LC-Z Lost 2 Dec 44 - Lt. Merle P Joseph KIA 10821
44-13827 P-51D 55 KI-R Howard Capt. Ronald M Rondelle