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
42- P-47D 62 LM-E Buszko Lt. Thaddeus Flack Sack (on cowl) Mal on firewall by cockpit
42-22456 P-47D 61 HV-N Curtis Lt. Joseph R Liberty Belle Lost 15 March 44 - Lt. John Kozey Jr. POW 3052
42-22478 P-47D 61 HV-W Patton Lt. John A G.O.P. G.O.P. = Grand Old Party i.e. The Republicans.
42-22481 P-47D 62 LM-J Johnson Maj. Ralph A Kentucky Pud II Re-coded to LM-S
42-22481 P-47D 62 LM-S
42-22527 P-47D 62 LM-H Taylor Lt. Robert B Taylor Maid II Lost in this a/c 20 Dec 43 - KIA 1535
42-22527 P-47D 61 HV-
42-22534 P-47D 63 UN-O O'Connor Lt. Wayne J To 352 FG
42-22534 P-47D 63 UN-F
42-22537 P-47D 62 LM-T Schreiber Maj. Leroy A "Schreib"
42-22541 P-47D 62 LM-M Williamson Maj. Felix D "Willie" Willie
42-22744 P-47D 61 HV-I Blake Capt. Gordon J El Shaf-toe
42-22748 P-47D 63 UN-V Lewis Lt. Kenneth K Paper Doll Lost in this a/c - 29 Jan 44 - KIA 2120
42-22748 P-47D 63 UN-V Vogt Maj. John W Jr. A/C to Lewis
42-22754 P-47D 62 LM-C
42-22762 P-47D 63 UN-S Stamps Lt. Samuel O Tinkle To 366 FG 9th AF
42-22763 P-47D 62 LM-A
42-22763 P-47D 62 LM-W Virginia
42-22764 P-47D 62 LM-B
42-22767 P-47D 62 LM-
42-22772 P-47D 63 UN-G Cavallo Lt. Anthony S El Diablo / Eleanor III
42-22781 P-47D 63 UN-
42-22788 P-47D 62 LM- From 359th FG
42-22790 P-47D 61 HV-L Bennett Capt. Joseph H
42-22834 P-47D 63 UN-T
42-25286 P-47D 63 UN- Lost 7 June 44 - Lt. Harry F Warner Jr. KIA (ground explosion)
42-25295 P-47D 62 LM-K Merrill Lt. Wiley H
42-25317 P-47D 63 UN-H Queen Lt. Thomas W To 9th AF
42-25512 P-47D 62 LM-Q Johnson Maj. Robert S Penrod and Sam Sgt. J. C. Penrod was Crew Chief & Samuel was Johnson's middle name
42-25514 P-47D 61 HV-X
42-25517 P-47D 62 LM-X King Capt. Herman E Miss Take
42-25522 P-47D 62 LM-H Moseley Capt. Mark L Sylvia Lost 10 Sept 44 - Lt. Billy G Edens POW 8686
42-25531 P-47D 63 UN-K Kelley Lt. Robert G Lost in this a/c 18 Sept 44 - Evaded. 8996
42-25559 P-47D 62 LM-R Craig Maj. Horace C "Pappy" Pappy Two
42-25681 P-47D 63 UN-G Cavallo Lt. Anthony S Bingo Lost in North Sea on 19th May 1944 due to mechanical failure. Cavallo rescued.
42-25713 P-47D 62 LM-M Lost 13 July 44 - Lt. James A Palmer MAC with P-38 43-28279 of 55th FG. 6708
42-25721 P-47D 63 UN-P Target For Tonight Lost 6 July 44 - Lt. Samuel J Lowman Jr. details unknown 6700
42-25728 P-47D 62 LM-V Van Noy Capt. George H Jr. Crash landed this a/c East of Charleroi 18th September 1944. Returned to unit.
42-25831 P-47D 61 HV-J Miss Pat II
42-25836 P-47D 61 HV-M Lost 7 Aug 44 - Lt. Arthur C Maul KIA (Mid-air collision) 7447
42-25864 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis S
42-25864 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis S Reassigned to Aggers.
42-25905 P-47D 62 LM-K McElhare Lt. William W
42-25957 P-47D 63 UN-M Lost 27 Nov 44 - Lt. Leo J Czarnota POW 10541
42-25959 P-47D 62 LM-P Dade Lt.Col. Lucian A Jr. "Pete"
42-25959 P-47D 61 HV-Y
42-25963 P-47D 61 HV- Lost 6 June 44 - Lt. Evan D McMinn KIA 5492
42-25969 P-47D 63 UN-S Stewart Lt. Roach S Jr. Lost in this a/c 3 Aug 44 - KIA 7448
42-26019 P-47D 63 UN-V
42-26024 P-47D 61 HV-O Gerick Capt. Steven N "Steve" Tally Ho Chaps To 359 FG 370 FS.