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First Lieutenant Richard O. Loehnert and Crew Chief Technical Sergeant Thomas W. Dickerson sitting on their P-38J Lightning named "California Cutie". Both American personnel were part of the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group.



  • 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...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron


  • Thomas Dickerson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ground Crew

  • Richard Loehnert

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot
    AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster 2 Me109



  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:12 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection