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
42-7885 P-47D 63 UN-N Whitley Lt. Edgar D Bonnie Ann Named for wife and first child.Reassigned to Wisniewski. 2840
42-7887 P-47D 62 LM- Steele Lt. Robert J Moonbeam Mcswine Lost in this a/c 29 July 43 - POW 119
42-7891 P-47D 62 LM-M Day Lt. Voorhis H Lost in this a/c 17 Aug 43 - KIA 264
42-7893 P-47D 63 UN-F Peppers Lt. Frank W Lost 29 Nov 43 - Lt. Frederick C Windmayer Jr. KIA 1278
42-7895 P-47D 63 UN-N
42-7896 P-47D 63 UN-H Hall Capt. George F
42-7934 P-47D 63 UN-U Hannigan Lt. Walter T Lost in this a/c 2 Sept 43 - KIA 467
42-7937 P-47D 62 LM-Q Carcione Lt. Anthony R Triss (R cowling) Nude artwork (L fuselage) Triss is picture of woman as devil.
42-7938 P-47D 62 LM-S Fields Lt. James E Hewlett-Woodmere, Long Island a/c from Schilling. Artwork and name retained.
42-7938 P-47D 62 LM-S Schilling Lt.Col. David C Hewlett-Woodmere, Long Island Artwork - Hairless Joe from Li'l Abner on nose. A/C to 306 B/G as formation monitor (TM8WH)
42-7941 P-47D 61 HV-R Brooks Lt. Norman E Grumpy
42-7942 P-47D 62 LM-U Moseley Capt. Mark L Old Man Mose Lost 4 March 44 - Lt. Irvin E Valenta KIA
42-7943 P-47D 61 HV-K
42-7946 P-47D 63 UN-I Wilson Lt. John D Crashed Belgium 31 May 43 - Lt. Pat McCamy Williams KIA due to anoxia.
42-7947 P-47D 62 LM-Y Jones Capt. James M Ah'm Available Artwork of cartoon character "Available Jones"
42-7960 P-47D 61 HV-J Carter Maj. James R "Jim" Joker
42-7967 P-47D 61 HV-I Lost 11 Dec 43 - Lt. Lawrence R Strand KIA 1537
42-7975 P-47D 63 UN-C Recoded to UN-I
42-7975 P-47D 63 UN-I Petty Lt. Raymond D Artwork of map of Texas with cowboy hat and lasso. Lost 7 Nov 43 - F/O Robert E Sheehan - Evaded 1166
42-7979 P-47D 62 LM-C Morrill Lt. Byron L Annie M Lost in this a/c 26 Nov 43 - POW 1275
42-7979 P-47D 62 LM-I Recoded to LM-C following landing accident with Lt. Robert J Steele at RAF Exeter on 28 June 1943.
42-7983 P-47D 62 LM-S To 78 FG 83 FS as HL-W
42-7992 P-47D 62 LM-K Crash-landed 27 March 44 @ Sta. 365 - Lt. Wiley H Merrill Jr
42-8269 P-47D 63 UN-Z Schiltz Capt. Glen D Jr.
42-8369 P-47D 61 HV-E Biales Lt. Albert NMI Francy Ann II
42-8396 P-47D 61 HV-B Bennett Capt. Joseph H "Joe" Lucky w/w
42-8410 P-47D 63 UN-U Coenen Lt. John E To Janson
42-8410 P-47D 63 UN-U Janson Lt. William H Betty Ann II To 5 ERS
42-8412 P-47D 61 HV-
42-8426 P-47D 63 UN-P Crash landed UK 22 April 44. Re-coded to UN-B
42-8426 P-47D 63 UN-B
42-8442 P-47D 61 HV-H W/w hack
42-8458 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis S Reassigned to McMinn and recoded to HV-F
42-8458 P-47D 61 HV-F McMinn Lt. Evan D "Mac" Lost in take-off crash 1 Jan 44. McMinn minor injuries.
42-8461 P-47D 61 HV-P Johnson Maj. Robert S Lucky Lost 22 March 44 - Lt. Dale E Stream KIA 3387
42-8463 P-47D 63 UN-T Tukey Col. Philip E Jr. Lost 3 Feb 44 - Lt. Lloyd M Langdon KIA 2119
42-8465 P-47D 63 UN-K Ludwig Lt. Vance P Crash-landed 13 Oct 43 - Anthony S Cavallo
42-8487 P-47D 63 UN-M Mahurin Maj. Walker H "Bud" Spirit of Atlantic City N.J. Lost in this a/c 27 march 44 - Evaded 3440
42-8488 P-47D 63 UN-A Adrianse Capt. Lyle A Lofty
42-8525 P-47D 63 UN-J Brown Capt. Jack D
42-8554 P-47D 63 UN-G Goodfliesch Maj. Donald M Li'l Goody Re-coded to UN-P
42-8554 P-47D 63 UN-P Matthews Lt. Harold L Artwork of girl in green bikini on nose. Name "Jerry" beneath cockpit. To 5 ERS
42-8575 P-47D 63 UN- Lost 9 Sept 44 - Lt. Everett A Henderson KIA 8685
42-8579 P-47D 61 HV-Y Mussey Lt. Claude E Lost in this a/c 22 March 44 - KIA 3388
42-8606 P-47D 61 HV-C Lost 11 Dec 43 - Lt. Edward J Kruer KIA 1536
42-8607 P-47D 63 UN-K Ludwig Lt. Vance P Lost in this a/c 1 Dec 43 - KIA 1276
42-8609 P-47D 63 UN-P Porowski Lt. Isadore T Lost in take-off accident 3 dec 43 - Lt. Isadore T Porowski
42-8614 P-47D 62 LM-D Dauphin Capt. Ray Saucy Shirley II. Patti ~ II below cockpit on R side. Lost 17 Nov 43 - Lt. Harry Coronios KITA 1279
42-8673 P-47D 63 UN-Q Warner Lt. Harry F To 368 FG 9th AF
42-8673 P-47D 63 UN-Q Wilson Lt. John D A/C to Warner