20th Fighter Group



 

 

20th
FIGHTER GROUP


(Version provisoire - en construction)
211.15 victoires

 

 

 

55 Fighter Squadron
(69 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
BAKER HARRY B Captain 55FTR 06-30-1944 - - European 1
BAKER SCHUYLER A 1st Lt 55FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 2
BOWMAN RALPH I 2nd Lt 55FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 1
BROWN HARLEY L 1st Lt 55FTR 12-02-1944 - - European 1
BROWN HARLEY L 1st Lt 55FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 2
BROWN HARLEY L 2nd Lt 55FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 3
BROWN JOHN K 1st Lt 55FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 2
BROWN JOHN K Captain 55FTR 04-10-1945 - - European 1
CHRISSINGER DONALD E 2nd Lt 55FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 1
COLE CHARLES H JR Captain 55FTR 02-25-1945 - - European 2
FREEDMAN DAVID I 2nd Lt 55FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 1
FREY ROYAL D 2nd Lt 55FTR 01-29-1944 - - European 1
FREY ROYAL D 2nd Lt 55FTR 02-10-1944 - - European 1
FRUECHTENICHT RICHARD W 1st Lt 55FTR 11-14-1945 - - European 1
FRUECHTENICHT RICHARD W Captain 55FTR 02-25-1945 - - European 1
GATTERDAM RICHARD P Major 55FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 2
GEIGER EVERETT E 2nd Lt 55FTR 02-22-1944 - - European 1
HALLBERG CHESTER A 1st Lt 55FTR 03-18-1944 - - European 0.5
HALLBERG CHESTER A 1st Lt 55FTR 07-07-1944 - - European 1
HALLBERG CHESTER A 2nd Lt 55FTR 01-29-1944 - - European 1
HURST WILLIAM M 1st Lt 55FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 1
JAMES FRANK B Colonel 55FTR 12-31-1944 - - European 1
JOHNSON HERBERT E JR Lt Colonel 55FTR 07-05-1944 - - European 0.5
KIER EDWARD L 1st Lt 55FTR 02-25-1945 - - European 2
KLINK JOHN E 1st Lt 55FTR 08-06-1944 - - European 1
LARRABEE DALE L 2nd Lt 55FTR 06-30-1944 - - European 1
LEON JACK D 2nd Lt 55FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 2
LEON JACK D F/O 55FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 1
LOEHNERT RICHARD O 1st Lt 55FTR 07-07-1944 - - European 2
MANSKER JOSEPH L 1st Lt 55FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 2
MANSKER JOSEPH L 2nd Lt 55FTR 08-06-1944 - - European 1
MCAULEY DONALD H Captain 55FTR 01-24-1944 - - European 1
MCAULEY DONALD H Major 55FTR 03-18-1944 - - European 1
MCLARY MAURICE R Captain 55FTR 01-29-1944 - - European 1
MCLARY MAURICE R Captain 55FTR 02-10-1944 - - European 2
MCNEEL KENNETH D 1st Lt 55FTR 02-20-1945 - - European 1
MILES ROBERT E 1st Lt 55FTR 06-27-1944 - - European 1
MULLINS WALTER 2nd Lt 55FTR 07-14-1944 - - European 1
NICHOLSON CHARLES R 2nd Lt 55FTR 02-25-1945 - - European 1
PLANCHAK EUGENE JR 1st Lt 55FTR 12-02-1944 - - European 2
REYNOLDS JAMES S 2nd Lt 55FTR 07-05-1944 - - European 0.5
RIGHETTI ELWYN G Lt Colonel 55FTR 02-03-1945 - - European 3
SERROS JEROME C Captain 55FTR 03-18-1944 - - European 0.5
SHULTZ WILLIAM G 2nd Lt 55FTR 04-24-1944 - - European 2
SMELTZ KENNETH C 1st Lt 55FTR 08-06-1944 - - European 1
STITZER SIDNEY G 2nd Lt 55FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 1
TAYLOR WILLIS B 1st Lt 55FTR 01-07-1944 - - European 1
TAYLOR WILLIS B 1st Lt 55FTR 02-10-1944 - - European 1
TAYLOR WILLIS B Captain 55FTR 04-24-1944 - - European 1
TENNANT JOHN H Captain 55FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 3
WATSON RODNEY P 2nd Lt 55FTR 04-24-1944 - - European 1
WILLIS DONALD K Major 55FTR 04-10-1944 - - European 1
YELTON JACK J 2nd Lt 55FTR 03-06-1944 - - European 1

 

77 Fighter Squadron
(76.19 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
ADAMS LOUIS W JR 1st Lt 77FTR 07-07-1944 - - European 1
ADAMS LOUIS W JR 1st Lt 77FTR 07-29-1944 - - European 2
ADAMS LOUIS W JR 1st Lt 77FTR 08-16-1944 - - European 1
ALEXANDER FREDERICK H 1st Lt 77FTR 08-06-1944 - - European 2
ARTHAUD CHARLES C 1st Lt 77FTR 07-14-1944 - - European 0.5
ARTHAUD CHARLES C 1st Lt 77FTR 08-16-1944 - - European 1
ARTHAUD CHARLES C 2nd Lt 77FTR 02-20-1944 - - European 0.5
BAKER IRVIN C 1st Lt 77FTR 05-12-1944 - - European 1
BOND RICHARD T 1st Lt 77FTR 01-29-1944 - - European 0.5
CLARK ALVIN F 1st Lt 77FTR 07-07-1944 - - European 1
CLARK ALVIN F 2nd Lt 77FTR 03-18-1944 - - European 1.5
COLE CHARLES H JR Captain 77FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 1
CUDD JOHN W JR 2nd Lt 77FTR 04-10-1945 - - European 0.5
DAVIS JACK E 2nd Lt 77FTR 02-05-1944 - - European 0.33
DROZD WALTER T 2nd Lt 77FTR 04-10-1945 - - European 1
FAY WILLIAM C 1st Lt 77FTR 02-20-1945 - - European 1
FERNANDES IRWIN W 1st Lt 77FTR 07-07-1944 - - European 1
FIEBELKORN ERNEST C 1st Lt 77FTR 07-14-1944 - - European 0.5
FIEBELKORN ERNEST C 1st Lt 77FTR 08-05-1944 - - European 1
FIEBELKORN ERNEST C 1st Lt 77FTR 09-28-1944 - - European 4
FIEBELKORN ERNEST C 1st Lt 77FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 3
FIEBELKORN ERNEST C 1st Lt 77FTR 11-08-1944 - - European 0.5
FLYNN ROBERT S 2nd Lt 77FTR 01-29-1944 - - European 0.5
FRAKES ROBERT L 2nd Lt 77FTR 02-05-1944 - - European 0.33
GARD JACK L 2nd Lt 77FTR 12-01-1943 - - European 1
GARNER JAMES M 1st Lt 77FTR 12-02-1944 - - European 1
GARNER JAMES M 2nd Lt 77FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 2
GILBERTSON MERLE J 1st Lt 77FTR 02-05-1944 - - European 0.33
GILBERTSON MERLE J Captain 77FTR 08-05-1944 - - European 1
GILBERTSON MERLE J Captain 77FTR 08-16-1944 - - European 1
GILBERTSON MERLE J Captain 77FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 0.5
GUSTKE RUSSELL F Lt Colonel 77FTR 12-02-1944 - - European 1
GUSTKE RUSSELL F Major 77FTR 05-22-1944 - - European 1
HALL GLEN R 2nd Lt 77FTR 02-09-1945 - - European 1
HALPIN BERNARD C 2nd Lt 77FTR 11-21-1944 - - European 1
HORNE CLAUDE G 1st Lt 77FTR 04-08-1944 - - European 1
JOHNSON HERBERT E JR Major 77FTR 11-26-1943 - - European 1
JOHNSON HERBERT E JR Major 77FTR 02-20-1944 - - European 1
JOHNSON HERBERT E JR Major 77FTR 04-08-1944 - - European 1
JONES REPS D 1st Lt 77FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 1
JONES REPS D 2nd Lt 77FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 2
KERNS LEO H 1st Lt 77FTR 02-20-1945 - - European 1
MACHEN EVAN J 1st Lt 77FTR 01-29-1944 - - European 1
MCKEON JOSEPH T Captain 77FTR 08-16-1944 - - European 1
MONCRIEFF REX E 1st Lt 77FTR 07-29-1944 - - European 1
MORRIS JAMES M 1st Lt 77FTR 02-05-1944 - - European 0.33
MORRIS JAMES M 1st Lt 77FTR 02-08-1944 - - European 4
MORRIS JAMES M 1st Lt 77FTR 02-11-1944 - - European 1
MORRIS JAMES M 1st Lt 77FTR 02-24-1944 - - European 1
MORRIS JAMES M Captain 77FTR 07-07-1944 - - European 1
MURRELL ROBERT E 1st Lt 77FTR 12-02-1944 - - European 1
NORTH ALBERT B 2nd Lt 77FTR 02-20-1945 - - European 1
NORTH ALBERT B 2nd Lt 77FTR 04-10-1945 - - European 1
PIATKIEWICZ HENRY J 1st Lt 77FTR 02-20-1945 - - European 1
RADER BENJAMIN N 1st Lt 77FTR 08-06-1944 - - European 1
RADER BENJAMIN N 2nd Lt 77FTR 02-11-1944 - - European 1
REYNOLDS GARTH L 1st Lt 77FTR 02-20-1945 - - European 1
REYNOLDS GARTH L 2nd Lt 77FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 1
ROBERTSON LAWRENCE J 1st Lt 77FTR 09-28-1944 - - European 2
ROSENBLUM JEROME F/O 77FTR 04-10-1945 - - European 0.5
ROWLETT LOYD E 1st Lt 77FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 2
ROWLETT LOYD E 2nd Lt 77FTR 08-16-1944 - - European 1
SABO PAUL J Captain 77FTR 02-05-1944 - - European 0.33
SCHALLO PHILLIP L 1st Lt 77FTR 02-09-1945 - - European 1
SLANKER TED E 2nd Lt 77FTR 09-28-1944 - - European 1
STARKE JOHN P 2nd Lt 77FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 0.5
VAN SICKLE FRANK L 1st Lt 77FTR 02-20-1945 - - European 1
WHITESIDE WALKER L 2nd Lt 77FTR 01-29-1944 - - European 1.5
WILLIAMS TERRENCE M 1st Lt 77FTR 02-20-1944 - - European 1.5

 

79 Fighter Squadron
(57 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
ANDERSON DELYNN E Captain 79FTR 04-08-1944 - - European 0.2
BEBOUT RUSSELL W 1st Lt 79FTR 06-28-1944 - - European 1
BEBOUT RUSSELL W 1st Lt 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 2
BESCHEN DARRELL A 1st Lt 79FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 1
BINKLEY HAROLD O 1st Lt 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 1
BINKLEY HAROLD O 2nd Lt 79FTR 08-05-1944 - - European 1
BLACK RICHARD H 1st Lt 79FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 1
BYRD MARKREL L F/O 79FTR 01-14-1944 - - European 0.5
CAMPBELL ROBERT E 2nd Lt 79FTR 08-05-1944 - - European 1
CAMPBELL ROBERT E 2nd Lt 79FTR 08-16-1944 - - European 1
CARPENTER JESSE E JR 1st Lt 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 1
CARPENTER JESSE E JR 2nd Lt 79FTR 07-09-1944 - - European 1
DETTRE REXFORD H JR 1st Lt 79FTR 04-08-1944 - - European 0.2
FALL MACK D 1st Lt 79FTR 01-30-1944 - - European 0.5
FRANKLIN R C JR Major 79FTR 03-18-1944 - - European 1
FRANKLIN R C JR Major 79FTR 04-08-1944 - - European 1.2
GATTERDAM RICHARD P Captain 79FTR 01-30-1944 - - European 1
GATTERDAM RICHARD P Captain 79FTR 04-08-1944 - - European 0.2
GATTERDAM RICHARD P Captain 79FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 1
GRAHAM LINDOL F Captain 79FTR 01-29-1944 - - European 3
GRAHAM LINDOL F Captain 79FTR 02-20-1944 - - European 2
GRAHAM LINDOL F Captain 79FTR 03-18-1944 - - European 0.5
GROGAN CHARLES E Lt Colonel 79FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
HEDLUND EARL C Captain 79FTR 04-08-1944 - - European 0.2
HEIDEN ARTHUR W 2nd Lt 79FTR 03-18-1944 - - European 0.5
HOLLINS JOHN K Captain 79FTR 04-10-1945 - - European 1
ILFREY JACK M Captain 79FTR 05-24-1944 - - European 2
JACKSON CARL E Captain 79FTR 02-10-1944 - - European 1
JACKSON CARL E Captain 79FTR 02-20-1944 - - European 2
JONES DALE N 1st Lt 79FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 1
KELSO DUANE F 1st Lt 79FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 1
KLATT QUINTUS 1st Lt 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 2.5
LEFEVRE FERDINAND E 1st Lt 79FTR 04-08-1944 - - European 1
LEFEVRE FERDINAND E 2nd Lt 79FTR 02-10-1944 - - European 1
LEWIS WILLARD H JR 1st Lt 79FTR 08-06-1944 - - European 1
MEYER ROBERT J Captain 79FTR 02-10-1944 - - European 1
MEYER ROBERT J Captain 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 2
NICHOLS MERLE B 1st Lt 79FTR 01-14-1944 - - European 1
NICHOLS MERLE B Captain 79FTR 03-18-1944 - - European 1
NICHOLS MERLE B Major 79FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 1
OTT RICHARD L Major 79FTR 01-29-1944 - - European 1.5
OTT RICHARD L Major 79FTR 01-30-1944 - - European 2
PRICE KEITH C 2nd Lt 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 1
PUBENTZ ROBERT L 1st Lt 79FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 1
REICHARD JAMES N 2nd Lt 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 0.5
ROARK FRANK H JR 1st Lt 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 1
ROARK FRANK H JR 2nd Lt 79FTR 01-30-1944 - - European 0.5
SHAFFER ALLEN L F/O 79FTR 01-14-1945 - - European 1
SMITH WILLIAM W Captain 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 2
SNOW MITCHELL P 1st Lt 79FTR 04-08-1944 - - European 1
WEBB GLENN M Captain 79FTR 11-02-1944 - - European 1
YARYAN JESS O Captain 79FTR 08-09-1944 - - European 1

 

Air Forced Assigned To :

8th (Aug '43 - end WWII)

Stations Flown From :

Kings Cliffe, England (Dec '42 -Oct '45)

Campaigns Flown in :

American Theatre
Air Offensive, Europe
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

69,112 Operational Hours Flown

15,862 Aircraft Dispatched

987,618 Rounds of Ammunition Fired

683,680 lbs. Of Bombs Dropped

Awards Won :

Distinguished Unit Citation: Central Germany, 8 April '44

Battle Casaulties

125

56 Prisoners of War (10 Evaders)

Total Aircraft Claims in Air :

Destroyed 211.5 (232 !!!)

Probable 12

Damaged 77

Aces were :

(scores in the group only- some scored victories while flying in other groups or squadrons)

HQ
55th FS
77th FS
79th FS
Hubbard, M (2.5)
Brown, H (6)
Graham, L (5.5)
Cole, C (4)
Morris, J (7.33)
Cole, C (1)
McKeon, J (1)

 



Source :

STARS & BARS - Frank Olynyk - Grub Street Editions
http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/index.asp
http://www.web-birds.com/
http://members.fortunecity.com/ww2airmen/20thfg.html


 

 


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