5th Emergency Resue Squadron

(Air Sea Rescue Squadron)


Boxted 1 May 1944 to 16 January 1945
Halesworth 16 January 1945 – EOW

Station Callsigns

Boxted: Dogday
Halesworth: Sturdy

Group Callsigns

Code 5F
Callsign Teamwork

5th Emergency Resue Squadron


Total Records: 35

Serial No Type Squad Sqd Code Pilot Rank/Given Names Markings Comments MACR
42-22472 P-47D 5ERS LH-G Shamrock Category 4 take-off accident 440527 Boxted. Lt. Gerald P Devine. A/c still had 353FG markings.
42-22476 P-47D 5ERS 5F-V Voninski Lt. Peter NMI Helen Previously with 78th FG as MX-S "Fortune's Fool" and crash-landed Martlesham Heath on 4 January 1944 with Lt. Joseph E Scheibler as MX-J. Reissued to 5ERS.
42-22547 P-47D 5ERS 5F-
42-22784 P-47D 5ERS 5F-N
42-25711 P-47D 5ERS 5F-D Bubbles Lost 1 Aug 44 - Lt. John W Clark MIA 7735
42-74622 P-47D 5ERS 5F-R Terry
42-74664 P-47D 5ERS 5F-U Collided with 42- 8402 5F-F on landing 8 Aug 44
42-74690 P-47D 5ERS 5F-J
42-74705 P-47D 5ERS 5F-O Judd Lt. Russell P Lady Lorelei Lost in this a/c 8 April 45 - KIA in mid-air collision with 42-76175 5F-D.
42-74724 P-47D 5ERS 5F-
42-74744 P-47D 5ERS 5F-P Blind Date
42-75154 P-47D 5ERS 5F-I
42-75228 P-47D 5ERS 5F-G Harriet w/w to 361 F/G as E2-L
42-75528 P-47D 5ERS 5F-H Akard Lt. Richard J Jr. Diane III
42-75855 P-47D 5ERS 5F-A Tony w/w
42-76143 P-47D 5ERS 5F-X
42-76175 P-47D 5ERS 5F-D Big Dick II Lost 8 April 45 - collision with 42-74705 5F-O. F/O Louis S Davis KIA
42-7899 P-47D 5ERS 5F-M
42-7910 P-47D 5ERS 5F-Q
42-7914 P-47D 5ERS 5F- Ex HL-P of 78FG 83FS
42-7922 P-47D 5ERS 5F-Z w/w
42-8375 P-47D 5ERS 5F-C
42-8401 P-47D 5ERS 5F-K Chris (R) Crashed Station 124 Tibenham, due to engine failure 16 August 1944. Pilot Lt. Robert Jones
42-8402 P-47D 5ERS 5F-F Suffered accident on ferry flight from Burtonwood to Boxted on 21 May 1944. Collided with 42-74664 5F-U on landing 8 Aug 44
42-8410 P-47D 5ERS 5F-L Retired 1 Aug 44
42-8485 P-47D 5ERS 5F-T
42-8490 P-47D 5ERS 5F-L Bundle Of Joy
42-8496 P-47D 5ERS 5F-X Galloping Catastrophe Lost 13 March 45. Lt. Thomas E Barket killed following mid-air collision with B-24 42-50359 'TARFU' from Seething.
42-8554 P-47D 5ERS 5F-W w/w
42-8586 P-47D 5ERS 5F-S w/w
42-8619 P-47D 5ERS 5F-K Man Made Monster w/w. From 4th FG as QP-O name retained.
42-8646 P-47D 5ERS 5F-Y Primrose Peggy
42-8693 P-47D 5ERS 5F-E Bateman Lt. Jack H Miss Margaret/Pee Wee
43-25534 P-47D 5ERS 5F-B Invincible Faye
43-25565 P-47D 5ERS 5F-K Chris's Favorite Ex 56th FG 61st FS. Crashed 15 Dec 44