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
42-26042 P-47D 62 LM-G Bostwick Maj. George F Ugly Duckling
42-26042 P-47D 62 LM-G
42-26044 P-47D 61 HV-Z Lanowski Capt. Witold A Silver Lady
42-26044 P-47D 61 HV-Z Smith Lt.Col. Leslie C "Les, LC" Silver Lady
42-26057 P-47D 63 UN-F
42-26057 P-47D 63 UN-W Lost 18 Sept 44 - Lt. Elwood D Raymond KIA 8997
42-26059 P-47D 63 UN-I Frederick Lt. Walter R Quaker Schiemeil To 4 FG 336 FS
42-26060 P-47D 62 LM-C Lost 18th September 1944. Lt. James P Hodges Jr. hospitalised following crash-landing Germany.
42-26243 P-47D 63 UN-D Groce Lt. Walter R
42-26254 P-47D 61 HV-U Smith Lt.Col. Leslie C "Les, LC"
42-26258 P-47D 63 UN-T Timony Lt. Eugene A Moptops Pride Named for girlfriend. Lost 5 Sept 44 - Lt. Chester B Frye POW 8559
42-26261 P-47D 63 UN-I Sovereign Senators Tolerance Presentation a/c.
42-26274 P-47D 62 LM-A Lost 7 June 44 - Lt. Donald J Furlong KIA 5493
42-26280 P-47D 62 LM-Z Bostwick Maj. George E Ugly Duckling
42-26293 P-47D 63 UN-L Laflam Lt. Armand A Belle of Belmont Named for his Hometown of Belmont NH.
42-26295 P-47D 62 LM-X Re-coded to LM-K
42-26295 P-47D 62 LM-K
42-26298 P-47D 62 LM-A Knafelz Lt. Albert A Stalag Luft III - I Wanted Wings / Button Nose Artwork - Donald Duck behind bars"!
42-26299 P-47D 63 UN-B Becker Lt. Marvin H Artwork - Panther head with nazi fighter in jaws a/c to Lt. Hart
42-26299 P-47D 63 UN-B Hart Lt. Cameron M "Cam" Artwork retained - Panther head with nazi fighter in jaws a/c from Lt. Becker. Lost Nov 44 -details unknown
42-26300 P-47D 61 HV-V Gladych Maj. Boleslaw M "Mike" Pengie III Written off by fire whilst parked 18 July 1944
42-26304 P-47D 61 HV-G Category A Battle Damage to intercooler door on 20th July 1944.
42-26305 P-47D 63 UN- Lost 21 June 44 - Lt. Harold L Matthews KIA 6107
42-26316 P-47D 63 UN-C Curtis Capt. Joseph R Spirit of Crawford County Missouri Lost 21 Sept 44 - Lt. Oscar L Cagle Jr. KIA 9165
42-26337 P-47D 62 LM-C Re-coded to LM-G
42-26337 P-47D 62 LM-G Lost 18 Sept 44 - Lt. Trevor A Edwards KIA 9164
42-26342 P-47D 62 LM-S McClure Lt. Wendel A Lost in this a/c 7 June 44 - Evaded 5494
42-26357 P-47D 63 UN-F To 353 FG
42-26404 P-47D 61 HV-H To 362 FG 9th AF
42-26413 P-47D 63 UN-Z Comstock Col. Harold E "Bunny" Happy Warrior / Oregon's Britannia
42-26413 P-47D 63 UN-Z Zemke Col. Hubert A Happy Warrior / Oregon's Britannia a/c to Comstock
42-26417 P-47D 62 LM-P Dade Lt.Col. Lucian A Jr. "Pete"
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
42-26456 P-47D 61 HV-U Bucket of Bolts
42-26466 P-47D 63 UN-B Westfall Capt. Russell B Anamosa II
42-26468 P-47D 61 HV-Z Cathers Capt. Benjamin E Lost 5 Sept 44 - Lt. William M Heaton KIA 9805
42-26472 P-47D - Crashed belgium 5 Dec 44
42-26475 P-47D 63 UN-J
42-26524 P-47D 63 UN-G Goodfleisch Maj. Donald M Li'l Goody Lost 19 July 44 - Capt. Joseph L Egan Jr. KIA 6786
42-26530 P-47D 63 UN-R Lost 5 Nov 44 - Lt. Robert F Healy KIA 10436
42-26538 P-47D 61 HV-E
42-26542 P-47D 62 LM-N
42-26562 P-47D 62 LM-N
42-26626 P-47D 61 HV-X
42-26628 P-47D 62 LM-C Christensen Capt. Fred J "Fred" "Chris" Miss Fire (+artwork of nude) / Rozzie Geth II Nickname of girlfriend Rosamond Gethro
42-26629 P-47D 63 UN-G
42-26635 P-47D 61 HV-E From 78th FG
42-26636 P-47D 62 LM-X Lost 18 Sept 44 - Lt. William W McElhare POW 9163
42-26641 P-47D 62 LM-S Schilling Lt.Col. David C Artwork - Hairless Joe