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The 56th Fighter Group

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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
42-75435 P-47D 61 HV-C Conger Maj. Paul A Hollywood High Hatter To 406 F/G & lost 2 Jan 45  
42-75446 P-47D 61 HV-T       Lost 22 March 44 - Lt. Melvin C Wood POW 3390
42-75508 P-47D 61 HV-B Neyland Lt. Praeger Pistol Packin' Mama (L) The Cotton Chopper (R)    
42-75509 P-47D 61 HV-W Keen Capt. Robert J Ice Cold Kattie To 362 F/G & lost 29 July 44  
42-75510 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis S   To 373 F/G & Lost 15 Aug 44  
42-75540 P-47D 61 HV-        To 78 FG 84 FS  
42-75546 P-47D 61 HV-        Lost 22 April 1944 - Lt. George M Bracken Jr killed in crash landing.  
42-75565 P-47D 61 HV-C Popplewell Lt. Joel I Slugger    
42-75578 P-47D 61 HV-S Barnum Capt. Eugene E Jr.   Lost 5 July 44 - Lt. Timothy J Sullivan KIA 6558
42-75604 P-47D 61 HV-T       To 365 F/G & lost 7 Oct 44  
42-75658 P-47D 61 HV-S Klibbe Lt. Frank W "Klib" Little Chief / Anderson Indian Name fom Baseball Team (Anderson IA.) Lost 21 Jan 44 - Lt. Allen E Dimmick KIA 1849
42-75694 P-47D 61 HV-K          
42-75704 P-47D 61 HV-R Neyland Capt. Praeger NMI Six Shooter Junction Lost 12 Aug 44 - Lt. William H Barnes - Evaded 7598
42-75839 P-47D 61 HV-        Lost 1 April 44 - Lt. Thomas P Owens Jr. KIA 3460
42-76179 P-47D 61 HV-V Klibbe Lt. Frank W "Klib" Little Chief Name fom Baseball Team (Anderson IA.) Klibe was player in 1938  
42-76234 P-47D 61 HV-P Johnson Maj. Robert S All Hell Re-coded to HV-S  
42-76234 P-47D 61 HV-S          
42-76254 P-47D 61 HV-Y       To 62 FS  
42-76330 P-47D 61 HV-L          
42-76432 P-47D 61 HV-T       To 48 FG 494 FS 9th AF & lost 3 July 44  
42-76458 P-47D 61 HV-Q Herrin Lt. Reginald A Jr. Pat    
42-76509 P-47D 61 HV-W       Lost 22 May 44 - Lt. Richard M Heineman KIA 5399
42-76532 P-47D 61 HV-T Holtmeier Lt. Herbert R Careless Love    
42-76534 P-47D 61 HV-D       To 365 FG 387 FS 9th AF  
42-7871 P-47D 61 HV-F Gabreski Col. Francis S   Gabreski's 2nd P-47. Recoded to HV-A  
42-7877 P-47D 61 HV-D Johnson Maj. Gerald W "Jerry" In the Mood - Jackson County Michigan Fighter Artwork of nude under name. Re-coded to HV-L  
42-7880 P-47D 61 HV-N Conger Maj. Paul A Redondo Beach - California    
42-7941 P-47D 61 HV-R Brooks Lt. Norman E Grumpy    
42-7943 P-47D 61 HV-K          
42-7960 P-47D 61 HV-J Carter Maj. James R "Jim" Joker    
42-7967 P-47D 61 HV-I       Lost 11 Dec 43 - Lt. Lawrence R Strand KIA 1537
42-8369 P-47D 61 HV-E Biales Lt. Albert NMI Francy Ann II    
42-8396 P-47D 61 HV-B Bennett Capt. Joseph H "Joe" Lucky w/w  
42-8412 P-47D 61 HV-           
42-8458 P-47D 61 HV-A Gabreski Col. Francis S   Reassigned to McMinn and recoded to HV-F  
42-8458 P-47D 61 HV-F McMinn Lt. Evan D "Mac"   Lost in take-off crash 1 Jan 44. McMinn minor injuries.  
42-8461 P-47D 61 HV-P Johnson Maj. Robert S Lucky Lost 22 March 44 - Lt. Dale E Stream KIA 3387
42-8579 P-47D 61 HV-Y Mussey Lt. Claude E   Lost in this a/c 22 March 44 - KIA 3388
42-8606 P-47D 61 HV-C       Lost 11 Dec 43 - Lt. Edward J Kruer KIA 1536
42-8691 P-47D 61 HV-X Mudge Capt. Richard H   Lost in this a/c 15 April 44 - POW 4065
43-25293 P-47D 61 HV-J     Miss Pat Take-off crash 5 June 1944 due to mechanical failure - pilot Lt. James Jure.  
43-25514 P-47D 61 HV-           
43-25555 P-47D 61 HV-U          
43-25565 P-47D 61 HV-G Altschuler Capt. Richard L   To 5ERS as 5F-K  
43-25579 P-47D 61 HV-H Patterson Capt. Warren S "Pat" Jr. Widget    
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  
44-19739 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          
44-19770 P-47D 61 HV-T Bux Lt. Arthur      

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