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The 56th Fighter Group

Zemke's Wolfpack

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Station:
Kingscliffe January 12 1943 to 4 April 1943
Horsham St. Faith 5 April 1943 to 7 July 1943
Halesworth 8 July 1943 to 18 April 1944
Boxted 18 April 1944 to 9 September 1945
Station Callsign:
Sturdy (Halesworth)
Dogday (Boxted)
Group Callsign:
Yardstick (A Group) to 22 April '44 then Fairbank
Ashland (B Group) to 22 April '44 then Subway
Pantile (C Group from 23 April '44
(No Squadron Callsigns in C Group)
61st Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: HV Callsign: Shaker
to 7 July '43 then:
Keyworth (A Group)
Halsted (B Group)
to 22 April '44 then:
Whippet (A Group)
Household (B Group)
62th Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: LM Callsign: Harbour
to 7 July '43 then:
Woodfire (A Group)
Groundhog (B Group)
to 22 April '44 then:
Platform (A Group)
Icejug (B Group)
63rd Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: UN Callsign: Moisture
to 7 July '43 then:
Postgate (A Group)
Northgrove (B Group) to 22 April '44 then:
Daily (A Group)
Yorker (B Group)


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Serial No Type Squad CodePilot Rank / Given Names Markings Comments MACR
42-26404 P-47D 61 HV-H       To 362 FG 9th AF  
42-26418 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis S   Lost in this a/c 20 July 44 - POW 6843
42-26420 P-47D 61 HV-B Bevins Lt. Hiram O      
42-26468 P-47D 61 HV-Z Cathers Capt. Benjamin E   Lost 5 Sept 44 - Lt. William M Heaton KIA 9805
42-26538 P-47D 61 HV-E          
42-26626 P-47D 61 HV-X          
42-8442 P-47D 61 HV-H       W/w hack  
42-26646 P-47D 61 HV-U Aggers Lt. William R Pockey Doc Lost 24 Oct 44 - Lt. William J Osborne KIA 10115
42-26831 P-47D 61 HV-J       Lost 18 Nov 44 - Lt. Jack D DeMars KIA 10332
42-28382 P-47D 61 HV-S Smith Maj. Donavon F "Dieppe, Don" Ole Cock III Reassigned to Woock on completion of tour.  
42-28382 P-47D 61 HV-S Woock Capt. Charles R Ole Cock III To 9th AF 405 FG 509 FS as G9-K "Wooooooooooooo" pilot Lt. Eskie Wright.  
42-28473 P-47D 61 HV-P     Big Chief    
42-28520 P-47D 61 HV-P          
42-28623 P-47D 61 HV-N       Lost 18 Nov 44 - Capt. Gordon J Blake POW 10333
42-28668 P-47D 61 HV-K Baughman Capt. Robert A Beautiful Bettie    
42-28834 P-47D 61 HV-H Carter Maj. James R "Jim"   Take-off crash Boxted 18 Dec. 44 - Lt. jack D Hedke  
42-74620 P-47D 61 HV-B Gerick Capt. Steven N "Steve"   Crash-landed 1 Nov. 44 RAF Great Missingham due to engine failure - Lt. Jack D Hedke  
42-74620 P-47D 61 HV-B Kruer Lt. Edward   a/c to Gerick  
42-74650 P-47D 61 HV-Q Stewart Lt.Col. James C "Jim"   Reassigned to Gabreski when Stewart went to VIII FC  
42-74622 P-47D 61 HV-H Rankin Capt. Robert J "Shorty" Wicked Wacker Weegie Wicked Wacker = P-47. Weegie = his wife Louise. To 5ERS.  
42-74669 P-47D 61 HV-           
42-74724 P-47D 61 HV-Y Keen Capt. Robert J Ice Cold Kattie w/w to 356 FG 361 FS  
42-74728 P-47D 61 HV-C          
42-74752 P-47D 61 HV-J Perry Maj. Joseph H   Lost 22 May 44 - Lt. Cletus B Nale KIA 5398
42-75053 P-47D 61 HV-L Lamb Maj. Robert A      
42-75063 P-47D 61 HV-J Patton Lt. John A   Lost in this a/c 5 Feb 44 - KIA 2151
42-75070 P-47D 61 HV-D Keen Capt. Robert J Ice Cold Kattie    
42-751## P-47D 61 HV-L Bennett Capt. Joseph H "Joe" Ann II    
42-75121 P-47D 61 HV-Z Smith Lt.Col. Leslie C "Les, LC"      
42-75126 P-47D 61 HV-F Funcheon Lt. Donald M City Of Montevideo, Minnesota Lost in this a/c 22 March 44 - KIA 3389
42-75410 P-47D 61 HV-M Smith Maj. Donavon F "Dieppe, Don"   Lost 8 March 1944 Mike Gladych bailed out due to running out of gas.  
42-75147 P-47D 61 HV-           
42-75154 P-47D 61 HV-A Aggers Lt. William R Sad Sam To 5ERS  
42-75163 P-47D 61 HV-P Powers Capt. Joseph H Jr. Power's Girl + artwork of Varga girl (R only) Serial given incorrectly in AW2  
42-75216 P-47D 61 HV-B Grosvenor Lt. William D Charming Ellen Named for Stateside girlfriend. Lost in this a/c on its first operational mission 30 Nov 43 - Evaded. 1542
42-75218 P-47D 61 HV-K Belk Lt. Oscar N Jr      
42-75224 P-47D 61 HV-O Gladych Maj. Boleslaw M "Mike" Pengie II (numeral II covered by application of red noseband) To 495 FTG 552 FTS  
42-75231 P-47D 61 HV-R          
42-75237 P-47D 61 HV-S       Lost 5 Sept 44 - Lt. Earl Hertel POW 8560
42-75247 P-47D 61 HV-L          
42-75269 P-47D 61 HV-O Bennett Capt. Joseph H "Joe"      
42-75272 P-47D 61 HV-U Smith Maj. Donovan F "Dieppe, Don"      
42-75282 P-47D 61 HV-J          
42-75345 P-47D 61 HV-T       To 406 FG 9th AF & lost 22 June 44  
42-75382 P-47D 61 HV-S Smith Maj. Donavon F "Dieppe, Don" Ole Cock II    
42-75393 P-47D 61 HV-S Stewart Lt.Col. James C "Jim"      
42-75397 P-47D 61 HV-        Lost 6 March 44 - Lt. Andrew B Stauss KIA 2787
42-75414 P-47D 61 HV-V          
42-75432 P-47D 61 HV-T       To 365 FG 388 FS 9th AF  
42-75434 P-47D 61 HV-           

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