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
42-74620 P-47D 61 HV-B Kruer Lt. Edward a/c to Gerick
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.
42-74623 P-47D 62 LM-X Reeder Caleb L Jr Lost in this a/c 8 March 44 - POW 2841
42-74626 P-47D 62 LM-Z Lost 11 Nov 43 - Lt. Malcom Van Meter KIA 1439
42-74631 P-47D 62 LM- Lost 1 Dec 43 - Lt. Harry M Pruden Jr. KIA 1277
42-74634 P-47D 63 UN-E Crashed out of gas at Fowlmere 24 June 1944 - Lt. Alexander B Ferber.
42-74635 P-47D 63 UN-D Clamp Capt. Charles C
42-74643 P-47D 63 UN-H Wakefield Lt. J. Carroll Ole Puss Artwork of panther head.
42-74647 P-47D 62 LM-V Cherry Lt. Robert C Eradicator From 353rd FG. Col. Blickenstaff's nude painting retained. Ex LH-U
42-74650 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis S To 78 FG 82 FG
42-74650 P-47D 61 HV-Q Stewart Lt.Col. James C "Jim" Reassigned to Gabreski when Stewart went to VIII FC
42-74660 P-47D 62 LM-G Canizares Lt. Arlington W To 406 F/G & lost 5 July 44
42-74660 P-47D 62 LM-T Schreiber Maj. Leroy A "Schreib" Re-coded to LM-G
42-74664 P-47D 62 LM-N To 5 ERS as 5F-U
42-74669 P-47D 61 HV-
42-74676 P-47D 63 UN-O Peters Lt. Donald V
42-74697 P-47D 62 LM- Lost 8 March 44 - Lt. Anthony R Carcione KIA 2842
42-74699 P-47D 62 LM-N
42-74712 P-47D 62 LM-G
42-74722 P-47D 63 UN-O O'Connor Lt. Wayne J Lost in this a/c 11 Nov 43 KIA 1440
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
42-74750 P-47D 63 UN-L Truluck Capt. John H "Lucky" Lady Jane Lost 12 May 44 - Lt.Col. Preston Piper POW 4805
42-74752 P-47D 61 HV-J Perry Maj. Joseph H Lost 22 May 44 - Lt. Cletus B Nale KIA 5398
42-75037 P-47D 62 LM-K Kelley Lt. Wilbur N Onny's Angel lost in this a/c 24 Feb 44 - KIA 2668
42-75040 P-47D 62 LM-I Icard Lt. Joseph W Carolina Sunshine Lost in this a/c 8 March 44 - KIA 2843
42-75040 P-47D 62 LM-G
42-75053 P-47D 61 HV-L Lamb Maj. Robert A
42-75058 P-47D 61 HV- 61FS lightened "Superbolt".
42-75063 P-47D 61 HV-J Patton Lt. John A Lost in this a/c 5 Feb 44 - KIA 2151
42-75065 P-47D 63 UN-E
42-75069 P-47D 63 UN-E
42-75070 P-47D 61 HV-D Keen Capt. Robert J Ice Cold Kattie
42-75071 P-47D 63 UN-A Robey Lt. Archie R
42-75074 P-47D 62 LM-I Cherry Lt. Robert C Eradicator Possibly also Icard's a/c
42-75093 P-47D 62 LM-F Edens Lt. Billy G Lost 27 Aug 44 - Lt. Thomas J Price KIA 8536
42-75094 P-47D - Crashed prior to being allocated to squadron
42-75095 P-47D 62 LM- Lost 12th September 1944 - Lt. John R Allen killed in crash (Wicks Farm/Layer Marney)
42-751## P-47D 61 HV-L Bennett Capt. Joseph H "Joe" Ann II
42-75109 P-47D 63 UN-W Landry Col. Robert B Louisiana Pirate - New Orleans a/c to Vogt.
42-75109 P-47D 63 UN-W Vogt Maj. John W Jr. Lost 12 May 44 - Lt. Willard D Johnson POW 4806
42-75111 P-47D 63 UN-E
42-75121 P-47D 61 HV-Z Smith Lt.Col. Leslie C "Les, LC"
42-75125 P-47D 62 LM-E Buszko Lt. Thaddeus Hawkeye
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
42-75137 P-47D 63 UN-T Lovett Lt. George Lost in this a/c 9 March 44 - KITA
42-75143 P-47D 62 LM-I
42-75143 P-47D 62 LM-Y Jones Capt. James M
42-75144 P-47D 61 HV-E Altschuler Capt. Richard L
42-75147 P-47D 61 HV-