56th Fighter Group

Zemke's Wolfpack

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 Callsigns

Sturdy (Halesworth)
Dogday (Boxted)

Group Callsigns

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)

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61st Fighter Squad

Code:
HV
Callsign:
  • Shaker to 7 July '43 then:
  • Keyworth (A Group)
  • Halstead (B Group) to 22 April '44 then:
  • Whippet (A Group)
  • Household (B Group)

62nd Fighter Squadron

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

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)

Total Records: 688

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
41-6### P-47C 62 LM-V Walker Lt. Joseph P Little Eva
41-6### P-47C 62 LM-H Taylor Lt. Robert B Taylor Maid (R). Artwork of a Pig
41-6### P-47C 61 HV- Conger Maj. Paul A War Passion
41-6### P-47C 61 -
41-6### P-47C 61 HV-X Mudge Capt. Richard H Poison Dick
41-6### P-47C 61 HV- Patton Lt. John A Sleepy (+ artwork of "Sleepy" from Snow White)
41-6182 P-47C 63 UN- To 4 FG
41-6189 P-47C 62 LM-P Lt. Donald Tettemer killed in mid-air collision with 41-6224 22 Aug 43. Identity confirmed by crash photos.
41-6193 P-47C 62 LM-B Taylor Lt. Robert B Ginger
41-6199 P-47C 63 UN-W Dugas Lt. Harry P Lost in this a/c 27 September 43 - KIA (Dugas per MACR) 666
41-6199 P-47C 63 UN-W Williams Lt. Patrick M
41-6201 P-47C 63 UN- To 78 FG 84 FS
41-6203 P-47C 63 UN-J Brown Capt. Jack D The Flying Ute / Windy
41-6209 P-47C 62 LM-C Stover Lt. Robert Lost in this a/c 30 July 43 - KIA 218
41-6211 P-47C 61 HV-L Lamb Maj. Robert A Jackie (L) Artwork - Jack of Hearts (R) Lost 1 Dec 43 - Lt. Cleve M Brown Jr. POW 1432
41-6214 P-47C 63 UN- To 4 FG
41-6215 P-47C 62 LM-K Quirk Maj. Michael B
41-6216 P-47C 63 UN-O O'Connor Lt. Wayne J Artwork - Cartoon wolf in fancy dress Lost 19 Aug 43 - Lt Glenn L Hodges POW 297
41-6220 P-47C 61 HV-O Foster Lt. Justus D
41-6221 P-47C 61 HV-W To 78 FG 83 FS
41-6224 P-47C 62 LM-X Saux Lt. Conway Two Roll Charlie (L) Jean of Crescent City (R) Lost in this a/c 22 Aug 43 - killed in mid-air collision with 41-6189
41-6227 P-47C 63 UN-F Coenen Lt. John F
41-6230 P-47C 63 UN-E Eagan Capt. Joseph L Jr. Holy Joe
41-6231 P-47C 62 LM-E Brainard Capt. Wayne A Artwork of Alley Oop
41-6232 P-47C 61 HV-B Bevins Lt. Hiram O Bunkin + Artwork - Superman hiting Hitler Lost in this a/c 3 Sept 43 - POW 472
41-6234 P-47C 62 LM-A Bryant Lt. John P Thumbs Up Doc (L) Sugar Baby (R)
41-6235 P-47C 61 HV-P Johnson Maj. Robert S Half Pint To 36 F/G & lost 13 Aug 44
41-6237 P-47C 61 HV-A Anderson Lt. Milton The Idaho Spud
41-6237 P-47C 62 LM-M Day Lt. Voorhis H To 495 FTG 552 FTS
41-6239 P-47C 62 LM-J Johnson Capt. Ralph A Kentucky Pud
41-6242 P-47C 62 LM-L Goldstein Lt. George G You Know What / Irma Artwork - cartoon character "mooning". Lost in this a/c 5 Dec 43 - POW 1433
41-6249 P-47C 63 UN- To 78 FG 82 FS
41-6250 P-47C 63 UN-
41-6251 P-47C 61 HV-O Foster Lt. Justus D Joker
41-6253 P-47C 62 LM-P Nordquist Lt. Dean A Li'l Val (artwork - cartoon character "li'l Injun")
41-6253 P-47C 62 LM-X Re-coded to LM-P
41-6253 P-47C 62 LM-P Valenta Lt. Irvin E Pokey (artwork of Sadie Hawkins from Dogpatch cartoon)
41-6254 P-47C 61 HV-U Smith Lt.Col. Leslie C "Les, LC" Bashful + artwork of dwarf from Snow White
41-6257 P-47C 63 UN-
41-6259 P-47C 63 UN-Z Schiltz Capt. Glen D Jr.
41-6259 P-47C 63 UN-V
41-6260 P-47C 63 UN- To 4 FG
41-6261 P-47C 63 UN-B Becker Lt. Marvin H A/c from Batdorf. Ground looped by Roach Stewart on 21 April 1944 and trans to 495th FTG.
41-6261 P-47C 63 UN-B Batdorf Lt. Gordon E Bat Out Of Hell Reassigned to Becker on Batdorf's transfer to 9th AF
41-6262 P-47C 63 UN-
41-6263 P-47C 63 UN- Not used on operations - to Kings Cliffe
41-6265 P-47C 61 HV-E Biales Lt. Albert (NMI) Francy Ann This a/c was lost on 30 July 43 - Lt. Jack W Horton KIA 219
41-6267 P-47C 61 HV-V Powers Capt. Joseph H Jr.
41-6268 P-47C 63 UN-P Dade Lt.Col. Lucian A Jr. "Pete" A/C to Janson
41-6268 P-47C 63 UN-P Janson Lt. William H Lost 8 Oct 43 - Lt. Dover C Fleming Jr. 939