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
44-11638 P-51K 55 KI-E Ford Capt. Joseph S Li'l Easy Lost in this a/c 20 Feb 45 - POW 12545
44-11641 P-51K 55 KI-K Ground looped 17 Dec 44 - Lt. Eugene Planchak Jr.
44-11673 P-51K 77 LC-Z Van Sickle Lt. Frank L Ditched in Channel 4 April 45 - Lt. John W Cudd Jr. bailed out safely
44-12159 P-51K 55 KI-G Brown Capt. John K