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
44-21130 P-47M 61 HV-I
44-21131 P-47M 63 UN-X Bailey Lt. Robert E Darlin' Dottie
44-21132 P-47M 63 UN-K Keeler Lt. John W Mrs. K
44-21134 P-47M 63 UN-P Conger Maj. Paul A Bernyce
44-21134 P-47M 63 UN-P Hoffman Lt. William R Teacher's Pet Lost in this a/c 13 April 45 - KIA 14128
44-21135 P-47M 63 UN-A Arnold Lt. John A
44-21137 P-47M 63 UN-E Crosthwaite Lt. Edwin M Lost in mid-air collision with 44-21198 on 11 June 1945 - Lt. Rodney F Jocelyn
44-21140 P-47M 63 UN-F Flagg Capt. Walter L Shoot - You're Faded / Darling Dottie
44-21141 P-47M 63 UN-N Barrentine Lt. Emmett S
44-21141 P-47M 63 UN-N Murphy Lt. Randel L Jr "Pat" The Brat
44-21142 P-47M 61 HV-D
44-21145 P-47M 62 LM-Y
44-21146 P-47M 61 HV-D
44-21147 P-47M 61 HV-
44-21149 P-47M 63 UN-T Smith Lt. Thomas W Jr. "Ole Miss" Lib Named for his wife "Lib"(Elizabeth) who had returned to complete her senior year at "Ole Miss" (University of Mississippi)
44-21150 P-47M 63 UN-M McBath Capt. Charles T Dottie Dee II (+ artwork of cartoon wolf )
44-21152 P-47M 63 UN-H Crash-landed Boxted 19 June 1945 - Lt. James T Davis
44-21153 P-47M 63 UN-W Queen Lt. Thomas W Sylvia
44-21154 P-47M 63 UN-J Shupe Lt. Arthur T
44-21154 P-47M 63 UN-J Vest Lt. Boss E
44-21156 P-47M 61 HV-Y
44-21157 P-47M 63 UN-D Davis Lt. James T Margaret
44-21157 P-47M 63 UN-D Naylor Lt. James C
44-21159 P-47M 61 HV-O Lightfoot Lt. Edwin B Crash-landed this, his first assigned P-47M on 21 Jan 45. Lost 13 March 45 in MAC with 44-21115 near Badley - Lt. Richard B Tuttle KIFA
44-21160 P-47M 63 UN-F Fahringer Capt. John C Devastatin' Deb
44-21160 P-47M 63 UN-J
44-21161 P-47M 61 HV-
44-21162 P-47M 61 HV-G Crashed on take-off from Boxted due to engine failure 31 May 1945 - Lt. Edmund E Ellis.
44-21163 P-47M 63 UN-S Clark Capt. Charles R
44-21169 P-47M 62 LM-
44-21170 P-47M LM- Lost Belgium 10 April 45 - Lt. Paul W Stitt killed in crash landing.
44-21174 P-47M 61 HV-S Crashed near Tiverton 1 May 1945 - Lt. Albin P Zychowski killed in training accident.
44-21175 P-47M 63 UN-Z Dawson Lt. Paul C Zemke's Woolfpack
44-21176 P-47M 62 LM-D Dade Lt.Col. Lucian A Jr. "Pete" Jersey Bounce
44-21177 P-47M 62 LM-B
44-21177 P-47M 62 LM-J
44-21178 P-47M 63 UN-V Smith Lt. Vernon A
44-21178 P-47M 61 HV-P Crash-landed 10 February 1945 due to mechanical failure - Lt. George P Bradley.
44-21180 P-47M 61 HV-G
44-21181 P-47M 63 UN-H Hennesey Lt. Thomas B
44-21182 P-47M 61 HV-S
44-21183 P-47M 61 HV-I
44-21184 P-47M 61 HV-R Lost 12 April 1945 MAC - Lt. Edwin B Lightfoot KIFA
44-21185 P-47M 63 UN-M Martin Lt. Arthur J
44-21186 P-47M 63 UN-H Hennessy Lt. Thomas B
44-21187 P-47M 61 HV-W Hoeflein Lt. Robert W Li'l Snorkey Mid-air collision with 44-21126 on 1 April 1945 - Lt. Hoeflein.
44-21189 P-47M 63 UN-I Dawson Lt. Paul C
44-21190 P-47M 61 HV-X Perry Maj. Joseph H
44-21191 P-47M 61 HV-C
44-21193 P-47M 61 HV-F Murayda Lt. Michael J Beautiful Fredie