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
42-8676 P-47D 62 LM-V Walker Lt. Joseph P Miss Box Lost 2 March 44 - Lt. Edward N Rougeau POW 2786
42-8691 P-47D 61 HV-X Mudge Capt. Richard H Lost in this a/c 15 April 44 - POW 4065
42-8693 P-47D 63 UN-I Frederick Lt. Walter R Quaker - Sad Sack To 5ERS
42-8693 P-47D 63 UN-I Petty Lt. Raymond D Liquidator A/C to Frederick
43-25286 P-47D 63 UN- Lost 7 June 44 - Lt. Harry F Warner Jr. Killed in explosion 8674
43-25293 P-47D 61 HV-J Miss Pat Take-off crash 5 June 1944 due to mechanical failure - pilot Lt. James Jure.
43-25307 P-47D 63 UN-S Stamps Lt. Samuel O Artwork of pinup girl on nose.
43-25312 P-47D 63 UN-E
43-25317 P-47D 63 UN-B Becker Lt. Marvin H "Kitty" + artwork of panther with Nazi plane in its jaws. Written off due toi battle damage to the supercharger received on 7th June 1944.
43-25514 P-47D 61 HV-
43-25515 P-47D 63 UN-T Campbell Lt. Robert B Jr. Ann K Lost 21 Sept 44 - Lt. Harold E Spicer KIA 9166
43-25523 P-47D 62 LM- Lost 10 June 44 - F/O. Joseph Vitale - Evaded 5741
43-25531 P-47D 63 UN-A Casteel Lt. Barney P Georgia Peach Lost 18 Sept 44 - Lt. Robert G Kelley - Evaded 8996
43-25555 P-47D 61 HV-U
43-25565 P-47D 61 HV-G Altschuler Capt. Richard L To 5ERS as 5F-K
43-25566 P-47D 62 LM-J
43-25577 P-47D 62 LM-T Schreiber Maj. Leroy A "Schreib" Lost in this a/c 15 April 44 KIA 4185
43-25579 P-47D 61 HV-H Patterson Capt. Warren S "Pat" Jr. Widget
43-25585 P-47D 61 HV-V Kyler Lt. Russell S Lorene Code confirmed by Lt. Kyler
43-25585 P-47D 63 UN-V Stevens Capt. Gordon S Pat Reassigned to Russ Kyler 61st FS as HV-V
43-25586 P-47D 63 UN- Lost 22 April 1944 - Lt. Archie R Robey killed in training. Channel - 20 miles off Orfordness.
44-19714 P-47D 61 HV-B Hartshorn Lt. William M Not Named Lost in this a/c 18 Sept 44 - Hospitalised - POW 8992
44-19718 P-47D 61 HV-M Gladych Maj. Boleslaw M "Mike" Pengie IV To 362 FG 9th AF & lost 25 March 45
44-19730 P-47D 63 UN-V Stevens Capt. Gordon S Lost in this a/c 18 Sept 44 - KIA 8993
44-19732 P-47D 63 UN-H
44-19739 P-47D 61 HV-A Barnum Capt. Eugene E Lost in this a/c 2 Dec 44 - KIA 10801
44-19742 P-47D 61 HV-L
44-19745 P-47D 62 LM-L Smith Lt.Col. Leslie C "Les, LC" To 406 F/G & lost 25 Feb 45
44-19752 P-47D 63 UN-
44-19755 P-47D 62 LM-R Lost 4th December 1944 - Maj. George W Hall bailed out over allied territory.
44-19757 P-47D 63 UN-Y Comstock Col. Harold E "Bunny"
44-19763 P-47D 63 UN-F
44-19767 P-47D 62 LM-M Williamson Maj. Felix D "Willie" Lost 23 Dec 44 - Lt. Charles E Carlson KIA 11085
44-19768 P-47D 63 UN-G Lost 18 Sept 44 - Lt. Thomas Guerrero Jr. KIA 8994
44-19770 P-47D 61 HV-T Bux Lt. Arthur
44-19776 P-47D 62 LM-O Bunny
44-19777 P-47D 63 UN-M Lost 3 Feb 45 - Lt. David M Magel KIA 12163
44-19780 P-47D 62 LM-J Jackson Maj. Michael J "Mike" Teddy (+ artwork of Donald Duck)
44-19786 P-47D 63 UN-A Bradshaw Lt. John T Lost 17 Sept 44 Lt. Edward M Albright Jr. details unknown 8995
44-19792 P-47D 62 LM-K Lost 31 Dec 44 - Lt. William H Stovall Jr. KIA 11169
44-19804 P-47D 63 UN-V Davis Lt. Ramon R
44-19805 P-47D 63 UN-S
44-19868 P-47D 63 UN-H Scarsdale Scout Presentation a/c. Lost 14 Jan 45 - take-off crash
44-19870 P-47D 62 LM-P Lazy Mazie
44-19879 P-47D 62 LM-K Winters Capt. Robert F Homesick Angel
44-19883 P-47D 62 LM-Y Patterson Lt. Roy L
44-19886 P-47D 63 UN-
44-19887 P-47D 63 UN-J Lost 10 Nov 44 - Lt. Thomas W Saling 3rd. KIA 10438
44-19909 P-47D 63 UN-T Sugie Crashed 8 Nov 44 - salvaged on continent
44-19911 P-47D 63 UN-R Lost 23 Dec 44 - F/O. John E Lewis KIA 11306