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Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (20th Fighter Group)



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  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

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Based Kings Cliffe



  • R Franklin

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 3 kills, one third shared 1 x Me110, 1 x Me109, 1 x He111, 1/3 x He177, Squadron CO 79FS. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Russell Gustke

    Military | Major General | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine/deputy group commander | 14th Fighter Group
    Flight Leader 48th FS 14th FG MTO 1942-43 ...

  • Mark Hubbaard

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 20th Fighter Group

  • William Kermes

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot; Flight Commander | 20th Fighter Group
    Also Assistant. Grp Ops Officer 15 Feb to 10 May 1944

  • Joseph Mansker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | P51 Pilot Bomber Escort | 20th Fighter Group

  • Harvey Mednick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 20th Fighter Group
    AM 1 1/2 FW190

  • Douglas Michel

    Military | Captain | 20th Fighter Group

  • Robert Montgomery

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 20th Fighter Group
    Attacked by fighters on a bomber escort mission to Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany on 11 February 1944 in P-38J #42-68036. Pilot baled out and a/c crashed near Bry, 5 miles East of Valenciennes, France. Evaded (EVD). Escape & Evasion report E&E 746.

  • Merle Nichols

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 Squadron Commander | 20th Fighter Group
    3 air kills

  • Thomas Pardoe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 20th Fighter Group

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:52 AAM AAM ingest

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)