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
42-75282 P-47D 62 LM-J Cherry Lt. Robert C Eradicator Lost 22 June 44 - Capt. Charles E Tucker KIA (collision in landing pattern)
42-75282 P-47D 61 HV-J
42-75283 P-47D 62 LM-J
42-75345 P-47D 61 HV-T To 406 FG 9th AF & lost 22 June 44
42-75363 P-47D 62 LM-F
42-75382 P-47D 61 HV-S Smith Maj. Donavon F "Dieppe, Don" Ole Cock II
42-75388 P-47D 62 LM-H Harrison Capt. Charles R Re-coded to LM-S
42-75388 P-47D 62 LM-S Schilling Lt.Col. David C Lost 15 April 44 - Capt. Charles R Harrison KIA 3904
42-75393 P-47D 61 HV-S Stewart Lt.Col. James C "Jim"
42-75394 P-47D 63 UN-R Burke Capt. Sylvester V
42-75395 P-47D 63 UN-A Gio-Gi To 366 FG 389 FS 9th AF
42-75397 P-47D 61 HV- Lost 6 March 44 - Lt. Andrew B Stauss KIA 2787
42-75410 P-47D 61 HV-M Smith Maj. Donavon F "Dieppe, Don" Lost 8 March 1944 Mike Gladych bailed out due to running out of gas.
42-75412 P-47D 63 UN-S Smith Lt. Bernard R Sunshine To 366 FG 9th AF
42-75414 P-47D 61 HV-V
42-75429 P-47D 62 LM-S
42-75432 P-47D 61 HV-T To 365 FG 388 FS 9th AF
42-75434 P-47D 61 HV-
42-75435 P-47D 61 HV-C Conger Maj. Paul A Hollywood High Hatter To 406 F/G & lost 2 Jan 45
42-75444 P-47D 62 LM-Z Boyle Lt. Mark K The Magnet Lost 13 May 44 - Lt. Harold E Hartney Jr. KIA 4690
42-75446 P-47D 61 HV-T Lost 22 March 44 - Lt. Melvin C Wood POW 3390
42-75461 P-47D 63 UN-
42-75508 P-47D 61 HV-B Neyland Lt. Praeger Pistol Packin' Mama (L) The Cotton Chopper (R)
42-75509 P-47D 61 HV-W Keen Capt. Robert J Ice Cold Kattie To 362 F/G & lost 29 July 44
42-75510 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis S To 373 F/G & Lost 15 Aug 44
42-75540 P-47D 61 HV- To 78 FG 84 FS
42-75541 P-47D 61 HV-K W/w hack
42-75546 P-47D 61 HV- Lost 22 April 1944 - Lt. George M Bracken Jr killed in crash landing.
42-75565 P-47D 61 HV-C Popplewell Lt. Joel I Slugger
42-75565 P-47D 61 HV-C Brooks Capt. Norman E Reassigned to Popplewell
42-75575 P-47D 63 UN-N Wisniewski Lt. Adam J
42-75578 P-47D 61 HV-S Barnum Capt. Eugene E Jr. Lost 5 July 44 - Lt. Timothy J Sullivan KIA 6558
42-75583 P-47D 62 LM-P Dade Lt.Col. Lucian A Jr. "Pete" To 362 FG (9th AF & lost 14 June 44)
42-75599 P-47D 62 LM-G Gordon Lt. William P Maximum Goose / Barbara Ann II
42-75604 P-47D 61 HV-T To 365 F/G & lost 7 Oct 44
42-75631 P-47D 62 LM-H Henley Lt. Donald Jr.
42-75658 P-47D HQ HV-S Stewart Lt.Col. James C "Jim" Reassigned to Klibbe on Stewart's transfer to VIIIFC.
42-75658 P-47D 61 HV-S Klibbe Lt. Frank W "Klib" Little Chief / Anderson Indian Name fom Baseball Team (Anderson IA.) Lost 21 Jan 44 - Lt. Allen E Dimmick KIA 1849
42-75670 P-47D 63 UN-X Lost 20 Nov 44 - Capt. Robert J Bradford KIA 10291
42-75683 P-47D 63 UN-S Stamps Lt. Samuel O To 353 FG 352 FS
42-75694 P-47D 61 HV-K
42-75697 P-47D 62 LM-O Lost 8 March 44 - Lt. Frederick L Roy KIA 2844
42-75704 P-47D 61 HV-R Neyland Capt. Praeger NMI Six Shooter Junction Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt. William H Barnes - Evaded 7598
42-758.. P-47D 63 UN-C Clamp Capt. Charles C Artwork of nude on cowl
42-75810 P-47D 63 UN-G
42-75839 P-47D 61 HV- Lost 1 April 44 - Lt. Thomas P Owens Jr. KIA 3460
42-75855 P-47D 63 UN-E Egan Capt. Joseph L Jr. Tony To 5 ERS
42-75856 P-47D 63 UN-L
42-75857 P-47D 63 UN-
42-75859 P-47D 63 UN-T