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The 56th Fighter Group

Zemke's Wolfpack

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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 Callsign:
Sturdy (Halesworth)
Dogday (Boxted)
Group Callsign:
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)
61st Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk Code: HV Callsign: Shaker
to 7 July '43 then:
Keyworth (A Group)
Halsted (B Group)
to 22 April '44 then:
Whippet (A Group)
Household (B Group)
62th Fighter Squadron Littlefriends.co.uk 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 Littlefriends.co.uk 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)


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Serial No Type Squad CodePilot Rank / Given Names Markings Comments MACR
44-19955 P-47D 61 HV-C Clark Capt. William D Jr      
42-26635 P-47D 61 HV-E       From 78th FG  
43-25585 P-47D 61 HV-V Kyler Lt. Russell S Lorene Code confirmed by Lt. Kyler  
44-21111 P-47M 61 HV-A Bast Capt. Victor E      
44-21### P-47M 61 HV-T Ellis Lt. Edmund E Blue Eyes    
44-21108 P-47M 61 HV-Z Lanowski Capt. Witold A   First Production "M"  
44-21109 P-47M 61 HV-K Edwards Lt. Herbert J "Tex" Sue    
44-21115 P-47M 61 HV-Q Mauldin Lt. David L Up Stairs With Mauldin Lost in MAC with 44-21159 13 March 45 - Lt. Luther P Hines Jr KIFA  
44-21116 P-47M 61 HV-J Kyler Lt. Russel S Lorene    
44-21126 P-47M 61 HV-L       Lost 1 April 45 - Lt. John F Frazier killed in mid-air collision with 44-21187.  
44-21127 P-47M 61 HV-M Gladych Maj. Boleslaw M "Mike" Pengie V    
44-21129 P-47M 61 HV-C Carter Maj. James R "Jim"      
44-21147 P-47M 61 HV-           
44-21156 P-47M 61 HV-Y          
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  
44-21161 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.  
44-21174 P-47M 61 HV-S       Crashed near Tiverton 1 May 1945 - Lt. Albin P Zychowski killed in training accident.  
44-21178 P-47M 61 HV-P       Crash-landed 10 February 1945 due to mechanical failure - Lt. George P Bradley.  
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  
44-21187 P-47M 61 HV-W Hoeflein Lt. Robert W Li'l Snorkey Mid-air collision with 44-21126 on 1 April 1945 - Lt. Hoeflein.  
44-21190 P-47M 61 HV-X Perry Maj. Joseph H      
44-21195 P-47M 61 HV-N Allen Lt. John T Dee Crashed 22 June 45 - take-off accident.  
44-21197 P-47M 61 HV-I       Crashed 3 Feb 1945  
44-21202 P-47M 61 HV-P     Joy Boy    
44-21212 P-47M 61 HV-U Woock Capt. Charles R Lovely Loey Named for Lois - the future Mrs Woock.  
42-25514 P-47D 61 HV-X          
42-76175 P-47D 61 HV-F Thompson Lt. Dick W Jr. Big Dick II To 5ERS  
44-20626 P-47D 61 HV-X          
42-7860 P-47D 61 HV-J Hayes Lt. Carl E Chow Hound A/c from 62nd FS. Artwork and name never applied although preliminary sketch done.  
44-21229 P-47M 61 HV-H       Landing accident at Boxted on 14 July 1945 - Lt. Thomas D Adcock.  
44-21206 P-47M 61 HV-A Higgins Lt. Richard W   Taxi accident at Boxted 26 July 1945 - Lt. Burton O Blodgett  
42-75144 P-47D 61 HV-E Altschuler Capt. Richard L      
42-74620 P-47D 61 HV-M          
42-74650 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis S   To 78 FG 82 FG  
41-6376 P-47C 61 HV-Q          
42-76145 P-47D 61 HV-        Lost 13 June 1944 - F/Lt Zbigniew Janicki KIA 15086
42-75565 P-47D 61 HV-C Brooks Capt. Norman E   Reassigned to Popplewell  
42-7877 P-47D 61 HV-D McMinn Lt. Evan D      
42-75269 P-47D 61 HV-O Gerick Lt. Steven NMI      
42-75224 P-47D 61 HV -O Foster Capt. Justus D   Reassigned to Gladych  
42-7871 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis A   Recoded from HV-F  
42-27224 P-47D 61 HV-G       BD Cat A on 18 September 44. To 9th AF.  
41-6381 P-47C 61 HV-X Smith Capt. Donavon F   To 495th FTG  
42-28808 P-47D 61 HV-N       From 356th FG  
42-28851 P-47D 61 HV-A Armstrong Lt. Donald C Jr.      
42-75058 P-47D 61 HV-        61FS lightened "Superbolt".  
44-21193 P-47M 61 HV-F Murayda Lt. Michael J Beautiful Fredie    

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