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
42-26646 P-47D 61 HV-U Aggers Lt. William R Pockey Doc Lost 24 Oct 44 - Lt. William J Osborne KIA 10115
42-26658 P-47D 63 UN-N
42-26676 P-47D 63 UN-T Smith Lt. Thomas W Jr. a/c from Trumble
42-26676 P-47D 63 UN-T Trumble Lt. Pershing B
42-26824 P-47D 63 UN-A
42-26831 P-47D 61 HV-J Lost 18 Nov 44 - Lt. Jack D DeMars KIA 10332
42-26986 P-47D 62 LM-I Li'l Miss Wolf
42-27224 P-47D 61 HV-G BD Cat A on 18 September 44. To 9th AF.
42-27322 P-47D 63 UN-L Lost 11 Oct 44 - Lt, Julius DeMayo KIA 9498
42-27380 P-47D 62 LM-D
42-27381 P-47D 61 HV-R Lightfoot Lt. Edwin B Crash-landed on Continent due to Cat 4 battle damage. 30th November 1944.
42-27382 P-47D 62 LM-J Lost 10 Sept 44 - Maj. Michael J Quirk POW 8687
42-27383 P-47D 62 LM-
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.
42-28438 P-47D 63 UN-R Fredrickson Lt. Russell
42-28473 P-47D 61 HV-P Big Chief
42-28520 P-47D 61 HV-P
42-28543 P-47D 63 UN-V Stevens Capt. Gordon S Pat Lost 9 Sept 44 - Capt. Roy T Fling KIA 8688
42-28548 P-47D 63 UN-F
42-28566 P-47D 63 UN-E Crashed Belgium 26 Feb 45
42-28623 P-47D 61 HV-N Lost 18 Nov 44 - Capt. Gordon J Blake POW 10333
42-28627 P-47D 63 UN-M Shack Rat
42-28668 P-47D 61 HV-K Baughman Capt. Robert A Beautiful Bettie
42-28675 P-47D 62 LM-R
42-28676 P-47D 61 HV-F Mai
42-28683 P-47D 62 LM-Q Lost 2 Dec 44 - Lt. Donald Allayaud KIA 10800
42-28684 P-47D 62 LM-V Buchmiller Lt. Lowell C Skipper Lost in this a/c 14 Dec 44. Crashed at Felixstow
42-28688 P-47D 62 LM-A Lost 18 Dec 44 - Lt. Wilburn A Haggard POW 11308
42-28689 P-47D 63 UN-U
42-28741 P-47D 63 UN-C Chinn Lt. Claude A Lost 2 Dec 44 - Lt. Wyman A Baker KIA 10799
42-28796 P-47D 63 UN-V Davis Lt. Ramon R
42-28796 P-47D 63 UN-V Smith Lt. Vernon A Artwork - Cartoon wolf in fancy dress
42-28806 P-47D 62 LM-C Parsons Lt. Townsend Barbara Bee Lost 30 Nov 44 - F/O. Alben G Calmes KIA 10798
42-28808 P-47D 61 HV-N From 356th FG
42-28810 P-47D 63 UN-O Ogden Lt. Frank A
42-28812 P-47D 62 LM-T Lost in landing crash 11 Oct 44 - Lt. John Eaves KITA
42-28824 P-47D 63 UN-A Andermatt Lt. Eugene W
42-28825 P-47D 62 LM- Crashed Belgium 29 Nov 44 - Lt. Richard B Hale
42-28834 P-47D 61 HV-H Carter Maj. James R "Jim" Take-off crash Boxted 18 Dec. 44 - Lt. jack D Hedke
42-28851 P-47D 61 HV-A Armstrong Lt. Donald C Jr.
42-28853 P-47D 63 UN-X To 354 FG 355 FS 9th AF
42-28878 P-47D 62 LM-S Smith Lt. Kenneth L Lost in this 4 February '45 - KIFA - killed bailing out
42-28910 P-47D 63 UN-I
42-29120 P-47D 63 UN-
42-29335 P-47D 62 LM-N Nolan Capt. Francis A Lost in take-off crash at Boxted 28 Dec. '44 - Lt. Kenneth L Smith. Having survived this, Lt Smith was later killed whilst bailing out of 42-28878 LM-S.
42-29337 P-47D 62 LM-W
42-29364 P-47D 63 UN-N Murphy Lt. Randel L Jr "Pat"
42-74620 P-47D 61 HV-M
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