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
44-15198 P-51D 79 MC-L Lee Lt. John B E.K. & Jay Bee / Suzanne / Geronimo Jay Bee was Lt. Lee and E.K. his twin brother. Suzanne was Lt. Lee's Stateside girlfriend and Geronimo was the nickname of crew chief.
44-15249 P-51D 55 KI-W Meinzen Lt. Robert W
44-15311 P-51D 55 KI-K Cole Capt. Charles H. Jr. "Tink" Little Lady Reassigned
44-15311 P-51D 55 KI-K Planchak Lt. Eugene W Dragon Wagon Force-landed 10 Dec 44
44-15321 P-51D 77 LC-S Reynolds Capt. Garth L Snowball's Gesarium
44-15321 P-51D 77 LC-S Miss D-meaner Reassigned
44-15326 P-51D 77 MC-L
44-15327 P-51D 55 KI-G Gatterdam Maj. Richard P Little R.P
44-15327 P-51D 55 KI-G Price Maj. Jack C Puddin' Re-coded to KI-L
44-15327 P-51D 55 KI-L: Tracy Capt. Richard M Lost lost in this a/c 10 April 45 - POW 13775
44-15328 P-51D 77 LC-X Kerns Capt. Leo H Hoya Boy
44-15328 P-51D 77 LC-X ground looped 9 March 45 Albert B North - reassigned as LC-Xbar
44-15341 P-51D 79 MC-K Jurgens Lt. Frederick H Brown Eyes
44-15379 P-51D 77 LC-N Cowley Lt. John C Lt. Cowley injured bailing out of this a/c 5 April 1945
44-15431 P-51D 79 MC-K Pollock Capt. R Oscillatin' Oscar
44-15484 P-51D 79 MC-V
44-15591 P-51D 55 KI-K Planchak Lt. Eugene W Dragon Wagon IV Lost in this a/c 17 Jan 45 - details unknown 11853
44-15598 P-51D 77 LC-L Pitz Lt. E Li'l Erp
44-15605 P-51D 77 LC-M Larsen Capt. Frederick
44-15605 P-51D 77 LC-M Morris Lt. Richard A Mart's Cart
44-15732 P-51D 55 KI-J Seifert Capt. Paul F
44-15752 P-51D 79 MC-A Ingebrigsten Lt. Mel "Ingy" Miss (U) Louise
44-63210 P-51D 55 KI-S Benedict Capt. Douglas B
44-63808 P-51D 55 KI-N Smith Lt. Horace B Lost in this a/c 25 Feb 45 - KIA 12705
44-72107 P-51D 77 LC- Seymour Lt. James E Jeanne Reassignes
44-72107 P-51D 77 LC-N BJ Belle of the West
44-72159 P-51D 55 KI-G
44-72160 P-51D 55 KI-K Cole Capt. Charles H. Jr. "Tink" Little Lady Lost in this a/c 25 Feb 45 - POW 12706
44-72219 P-51D 77 LC-U Rege Lt. Robert A Rose Glori
44-72219 P-51D 77 LC-U Papuzynski Lt. Leonard W Rose Glori Named for his wife Rose. Nickname is combination of both asigned pilots' wives names. To 353 FG
44-72229 P-51D 55 KI-T
44-72256 P-51D 79 MC-Y
44-72266 P-51D 79 MC-J Jones Lt. Dale N Nina Merle III (L) Nancy (R) Force-landed 12 June 45 @ Station 367 Kings Cliffe - F/O William J Halloran
44-72291 P-51D 79 MC-U To Sweden post war as 26074
44-72298 P-51D 77 LC-Q McLary Maj. Maurice R Murph Lost 24 March 45 - Lt. Chester J Swierczyniski details unknown 13436
44-72316 P-51D 79 MC-S Scott Lt. Robert M Bertie's Bet II / Miss Martha
44-72383 P-51D 79 MC-Y Yarbrough Maj. Walter R Janey Girl II from Texas
44-72388 P-51D 55 KI-Y Riemensnider Maj. Robert H Bobby
44-72390 P-51D 55 KI- To Sweden post war as 26081
44-72402 P-51D 79 MC-M Meyer Lt.Col. Robert J Bob-Cat V Lost over Rhur 25 April 45 - Lt. Lynn P Bishop bailed out safely
44-72519 P-51D 77 LC-D Montgomery Col. Robert P Gumpy
44-72706 P-51D - To Switzerland post war as J-2111
44-73156 P-51D 77 LC-P Dorey Lt. Richard E Busy Bea a/c transferred to 355th FG as WR-B "Wolverine"
44-73156 P-51D 77 LC-P Dorey Lt. Richard E Busy Bea To 355th FG
44-73157 P-51D 77 LC-P
44-11354 P-51K 55 KI-B Iehle Lt. Richard B Ginny / Green Eyes
44-11354 P-51K 77 LC-H
44-11357 P-51K 79 MC-H Lost 15 March 45 - F/O. Allen L Shaffer details unknown 13396
44-11554 P-51K 77 LC-H Simanonok Lt. Joseph E
44-11566 P-51K 77 LC-Q Fay Capt. William C Connecticut Yankee a/c salvaged 21 March 45