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
42-75859 P-47D 63 UN-C Clamp Capt. Charles C Lost 4 July 44 - Lt. Samuel B Dale Jr. KIA 6559
42-75864 P-47D 63 UN-Z Zemke Col. Hubert A
42-75870 P-47D 63 UN- Campbell Capt. Robert D Jr. Lost in this a/c 15 August 1944 - KIA
42-75870 P-47D 63 UN-Y Comstock Col. Harold E "Bunny" Reassigned to Capt. Robert D Campbell Jr.
42-76093 P-47D 62 LM-Y
42-76096 P-47D 62 LM-E
42-76118 P-47D 62 LM-R Evans Lt. Alfred D Jr. Lancaster Lil Lost in this a/c 7 June 44 - KIA 5495
42-76145 P-47D 61 HV- Lost 13 June 1944 - F/Lt Zbigniew Janicki KIA 15086
42-76175 P-47D 61 HV-F Thompson Lt. Dick W Jr. Big Dick II To 5ERS
42-76179 P-47D 61 HV-V Klibbe Lt. Frank W "Klib" Little Chief Name fom Baseball Team (Anderson IA.) Klibe was player in 1938
42-76213 P-47D 61 HV-B Loaded (L) Betty (R)
42-76234 P-47D 61 HV-P Johnson Maj. Robert S All Hell Re-coded to HV-S
42-76234 P-47D 61 HV-S
42-76249 P-47D 63 UN-V Johnson Maj. Gerald W "Jerry" Lost 27 March 44 - Maj. Gerald W Johnson POW 3443
42-76249 P-47D 63 UN-Z Re-coded to UN-V
42-76250 P-47D 62 LM-S McClure Lt. Wendell A Sneaky McGee Artwork on nose - Baby in diaper holding six gun.
42-76254 P-47D 61 HV-Y To 62 FS
42-76254 P-47D 62 LM-P Lost 7 June 44 - Lt. Eugene E Bennett Evaded 5496
42-76303 P-47D 62 LM-
42-76329 P-47D 62 LM-
42-76330 P-47D 61 HV-L
42-76344 P-47D 63 UN-M
42-76349 P-47D 63 UN- To 405 F/G & lost17 July 44
42-76363 P-47D 62 LM-F Edens Lt. Billy G
42-76363 P-47D 62 LM-F Powers Lt. Joseph H a/c to Edens
42-76364 P-47D 62 LM-O
42-76432 P-47D 61 HV-T To 48 FG 494 FS 9th AF & lost 3 July 44
42-76458 P-47D 61 HV-Q Herrin Lt. Reginald A Jr. Pat
42-76468 P-47D 63 UN-R Aranyos Lt. John Ol'e Steel Butt (L) The Idaho Spud (R)
42-76471 P-47D 63 UN-Z Zemke Col. Hubert A
42-76471 P-47D 63 UN-X Lost 5 Nov 44 - Lt. Albert L Henry KIA 10435
42-76503 P-47D 62 LM-N Lost 8 May 44 - Lt. Gordon H Lewis POW (Shot down by Raymond G Phillips 352 FG 328 FS 42-106868 PE-P) 4545
42-76509 P-47D 61 HV-W Lost 22 May 44 - Lt. Richard M Heineman KIA 5399
42-76532 P-47D 61 HV-T Holtmeier Lt. Herbert R Careless Love
42-76534 P-47D 61 HV-D To 365 FG 387 FS 9th AF
42-76559 P-47D 62 LM-R Crash-landed 26 March 44 - Lt. Donald K Weigel
42-76578 P-47D 63 UN-O Peters Lt. Donald V Lost 15 July 44 - Lt. Robert E Jenkins KIA 6715
42-7853 P-47D 63 UN-R Burke Capt. Sylvester V To 4 FG 335 FS
42-7860 P-47D 61 HV-J Hayes Lt. Carl E Chow Hound A/c from 62nd FS. Artwork and name never applied although preliminary sketch done.
42-7865 P-47D 62 LM- Lost 16 Aug 43 - Lt. George R Spaleny POW 266
42-7866 P-47D 62 LM-G Coronios Lt. Harry Greek Lost 5 Sept 43 at Halesworth due to faulty prop control, piloted by Lt. Warren M Chapman
42-7870 P-47D 62 LM-R Craig Maj. Horace C "Pappy" Pappy
42-7871 P-47D 61 HV-F Gabreski Col. Francis S Gabreski's 2nd P-47. Recoded to HV-A
42-7871 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis A Recoded from HV-F
42-7877 P-47D 61 HV-D Johnson Maj. Gerald W "Jerry" In the Mood - Jackson County Michigan Fighter Artwork of nude under name. Re-coded to HV-L
42-7877 P-47D 61 HV-D McMinn Lt. Evan D
42-7878 P-47D 63 UN-G Goodfleish Maj. Donald M Li'l Goody
42-7878 P-47D 62 LM-R
42-7880 P-47D 61 HV-N Conger Maj. Paul A Redondo Beach - California
42-7885 P-47D 63 UN-N Wisniewski Lt. Adam J Lost 8 March 44 - Lt. John C Marcotte POW