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
42-75154 P-47D 61 HV-A Aggers Lt. William R Sad Sam To 5ERS
42-75160 P-47D 62 LM-D Dauphin Capt. Ray Saucy Shirley III Lost 9 April 1944 - Lt. Canizares KBO North Sea - out of gas.
42-75162 P-47D 62 LM-H Greene Lt. Jack E Lost in this a/c 12 May 44 - POW 4689
42-75162 P-47D 62 LM-J
42-75163 P-47D 61 HV-P Powers Capt. Joseph H Jr. Power's Girl + artwork of Varga girl (R only) Serial given incorrectly in AW2
42-75178 P-47D 62 LM-A Bryant Lt. John P Pope To 368 F/G & lost 1Aug 44
42-75180 P-47D 63 UN-F Porowski Lt. Isadore T Pauline II To 366 FG 9th AF & lost 28 July 44
42-75185 P-47D 63 UN-X Reed Lt. Charles W Princess Pat
42-75186 P-47D 63 UN-G
42-75206 P-47D 63 UN-G Goodfleisch Maj. Donald M Li'l Goody
42-75206 P-47D 63 UN-P
42-75206 P-47D 63 UN-G Lost 7 Aug 44 - F/O. Robert W Magel KIA 7449
42-75207 P-47D 62 LM-C Christensen Capt. Fred J "Fred" "Chris" Rozzie Geth (Boche Buster + nude on nose) Nickname of girlfriend Rosamond Gethro. Reassigned to Cherry.
42-75207 P-47D 62 LM-I Cherry Lt. Robert C Eradicator Salvaged due to battle damage 14th November 1944.
42-75213 P-47D 62 LM-L Fields Lt. James E Lostin this a/c 27 March 44 - Evaded 3441
42-75216 P-47D 61 HV-B Grosvenor Lt. William D Charming Ellen Named for Stateside girlfriend. Lost in this a/c on its first operational mission 30 Nov 43 - Evaded. 1542
42-75217 P-47D 63 UN-K Ross Lt. John E Artwork of panda firing revolver within blue disc. Name "George" under in Yellow.
42-75217 P-47D 63 UN-V Vogt Maj. John W Jr. Re-coded to UN-K
42-75218 P-47D 61 HV-K Belk Lt. Oscar N Jr El Toro Reassigned to Stewart
42-75218 P-47D 61 HV-K Stewart Lt.Col. James C
42-75218 P-47D 61 HV-K Belk Lt. Oscar N Jr
42-75224 P-47D 61 HV -O Foster Capt. Justus D Reassigned to Gladych
42-75224 P-47D 61 HV-O Gladych Maj. Boleslaw M "Mike" Pengie II (numeral II covered by application of red noseband) To 495 FTG 552 FTS
42-75231 P-47D 62 LM-S Schilling Lt.Col. David C Whack
42-75231 P-47D 61 HV-R
42-75232 P-47D 63 UN-Z Johnson Maj. Gerald W "Jerry"
42-75232 P-47D 62 LM-P Powers Capt. Joseph H Jr. Power's Girl (R)
42-75232 P-47D 62 LM-D Lost 21 Jan 45 - Lt. Max H Dahl KIMAC
42-75232 P-47D 63 UN-Z Schiltz Capt. Glen D Jr. Pam Named for his young daughter.
42-75232 P-47D 63 UN-D
42-75234 P-47D 63 UN-Q Everett Lt. Evert G Lost in this a/c 27 March 44 - KIA 3442
42-75234 P-47D 63 UN-R Re-coded to UN-Q
42-75237 P-47D 62 LM-S Schilling Lt.Col. David C Whack! To 61 FS
42-75237 P-47D 61 HV-S Lost 5 Sept 44 - Lt. Earl Hertel POW 8560
42-75241 P-47D 62 LM-I Recoded from LM-A
42-75241 P-47D 62 LM-A Re-coded to LM-I
42-75242 P-47D 62 LM-K Merrill Lt. Wiley H
42-75242 P-47D 62 LM-K Quirk Maj. Michael B Artwork - Donald Duck with sore rear end a/c to Merrill
42-75242 P-47D 62 LM-K
42-75246 P-47D 62 LM-F
42-75247 P-47D 61 HV-L
42-75262 P-47D 61 HV-F Thompson Lt. Dick W Jr. Big Dick
42-75266 P-47D 63 UN-F Hall Capt. George F
42-75269 P-47D 61 HV-O Bennett Capt. Joseph H "Joe"
42-75269 P-47D 61 HV-O Gerick Lt. Steven NMI
42-75272 P-47D 61 HV-U Smith Maj. Donovan F "Dieppe, Don"
42-75276 P-47D 63 UN-Q Category "E" w/w Two seat conversion
42-75276 P-47D 62 LM-M Sheridan Lt. Dayton Nigger Haid Cartoon of Native with bone through nose. To 63 FS & converted to 2-seater.
42-75278 P-47D 63 UN-B Westfall Capt. Russell B Anamosa
42-75281 P-47D 62 LM-