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
41-6271 P-47C 61 HV-Z McCauley Capt. Frank E "Mac" Rat Racer Artwork - cartoon mouse firing revolver
41-6319 P-47C 61 HV-M Smith Maj. Donavon F "Dieppe", "Don" P.J. & Hun Hunter Lost 5th February 1944 - Lt Roger A Phillips KMAC
41-6319 P-47C 61 HV-M McCollom Maj. Loren G Butch Nickname of his diminutive wife. Reassigned to Donavon Smith on McCollom being transferred to 353rd FG.
41-6321 P-47C 62 LM-Q Carcione Lt. Anthony R Terrible Tony Tony = Dogpatch cartoon character
41-6322 P-47C 61 HV-W Wetherbee Capt. Robert Little Butch
41-6325 P-47C 63 UN-V Vogt Maj. John W Jr. Lucky Little Devil To 365 F/G 9th Air Force
41-6326 P-47C 63 UN-Y Comstock Col. Harold E "Bunny" Written off in crash-landing on 3rd February 1944 when Bunny Comstock ran out of gas.
41-6329 P-47C 63 UN-L Clamp Capt. Charles C Struck off charge 28 June 43 due to battle damage (Clamp)
41-6330 P-47C 63 UN-S Smith Lt. Bernard R Sunshine
41-6330 P-47C 62 LM-Z Zemke Col. Hubert A Moy Tavarish (Cyrilic characters)
41-6330 P-47C 63 UN-U
41-6330 P-47C 63 UN-Z Lost in crash landing 24 december 43 - Lt. Adam Wisiewski
41-6334 P-47C 63 UN-M Mahurin Maj. Walker H "Bud" Lost 12 Aug 43 in accident. Mahurin uninjured
41-6336 P-47C 62 LM-N Ginn Lt. Charles L To HQ 9th AF
41-6337 P-47C 61 HV-S Barnum Capt. Eugene E Snow White + artwork of Snow White
41-6337 P-47C 61 HV-S Curtis Capt. Joseph R Lost 31 Dec 43 - Lt. William A Mrangello killed - ditched in Channel 1861
41-6337 P-47C 61 HV-S Smith Lt.Col. Leslie C "Les, LC"
41-6342 P-47C 62 LM-D Dauphin Capt. Ray Saucy Shirley Battle damage 29th July 1943.
41-6343 P-47C 62 LM-W Cook Capt. Walter V "Walt" The Sad Sack (L) Little Cookie (R) Artwork of "Sad Sack" cartoon character
41-6347 P-47C 62 LM-O O'Neil Capt. Eugene W Li'l Abner / Torchy (L) Jessie O + 4 leaf clover (R) Artwork of Li'l Abner on Nose. Jessie O + 4 leaf clover is for his wife
41-6350 P-47C 61 HV-
41-6352 P-47C 61 HV-T Renwick Maj. Donald D "Doc" Doc Doc (+ artwork of "Doc" from Snow White)
41-6362 P-47C 63 UN-A Adrianse Lt. Lyle A The Michigan Mauler To495th FG
41-6367 P-47C 63 UN-X Compton Lt. George A
41-6367 P-47C 63 UN-X Reed Lt. Charles W
41-6370 P-47C 62 LM-
41-6372 P-47C 63 UN-S Sugas Lt. Arthur Lost in this a/c 17 Aug 43 - KIA 265
41-6375 P-47C 63 UN-T Tukey Col. Philip E Jr.
41-6376 P-47C 61 HV-Q
41-6381 P-47C 61 HV-X Smith Capt. Donavon F To 495th FTG
41-6385 P-47C 61 HV-Y Mussey Lt. Claude E To 496 FTG
41-6385 P-47C 61 HV-Y Roberts Lt. Robill
41-6387 P-47C 62 LM-F Morrill Lt. Stanley B "Fats, Stan" Fats / Btfsplk (L) Debt Collector (R)
41-6394 P-47C 62 LM-M McClure Capt. John E Lonesome Polecat Artwork of Lonesome Polecat from Dogpatch. Lost in this a/c 29 April 43 - POW
41-6395 P-47C 63 UN-D Dyar Lt. Roger B Vickie To 78 FG 84 FS
41-6397 P-47C 62 LM-S Crash-landed 15 May 43
41-6398 P-47C 62 LM-H Stultz Lt. Robert M Joan L Sullivan Lost in this a/c 17 Aug 43 - KIA 263
41-6401 P-47C 61 HV-G Conger Maj. Paul A Dream Baby
41-6530 P-47C 63 UN-J Brown Capt. Jack D Windy To 495FTG 551FTS
41-6534 P-47C 63 UN-D Dyar Lt. Roger Vickie II Lost in this a/c 26 June 43 - KIA
41-6537 P-47C 63 UN-Q Van Abel Lt. Wilfred A Artwork - Squadron insignia under windshield Lost in this a/c 2 Sept 43 - POW 468
41-6550 P-47C 61 HV-
41-6583 P-47C 61 HV-
41-6584 P-47C 63 UN-E Egan Capt. Joseph L Jr. Holy Joe Artwork - Skull & crossbones flag
41-6584 P-47C 63 UN-A A/C to Egan
41-6620 P-47C 61 HV-H Powers Capt. Joseph H Jr. Powers Girl Lt. Justus D Foster bellied in at Hawkinge in this a/c due to hydraulics shot out. 26 June 43
41-6622 P-47C 63 UN-K Ludwig Lt. Vance P Severe damage 16 Aug 43 due to burst tyre on take off causing belly tank to catch fire.
41-6635 P-47C 61 HV-
P-47D 63 UN- Albright Lt. Edward M Jr. George
P-47D 62 LM- Godfrey Lt. Hillyer C Devil Baby