It’s new, it’s factual, it’s full of history. If you have any interest in World War II fighter pilots, especially ETO, this is a site you will not want to miss.
Some years ago, I had a website “WolfPackCubs” in an attempt to create a place for, primarily daughters & sons of Zemke’s Wolfpack, the 56th Fighter Group of WWII ETO, to share and reminisce about their respective fathers. I am going to re-attempt that goal here.
I am the youngest son of 1st Lt. J. E. “Jim” McClure who flew LM*B during the first 8 months of 1944. I too am a pilot, and I have a grandson who is a member of the “Young Eagles”. Any relatives of the pilots of the 56th, or other interested parties are welcome at this blog.
I’m seeking photos of Hugh Beeler and John Woodward, 62nd Sq., while in the 56th FG, WWII ETO. Can anyone help out?
I began flying in the summer of 1957. My dad was a WWII fighter pilot flying P-47 Thunderbolts with the famous Zemke’s Wolfpack in the ETO. I learned to fly in a Piper J-3 Cub. Hence, my love for vintage aircraft. My favorite aircraft to fly was the Cessna 170B - preferably with a 180hp and constant speed prop.
I have several guitars that I play, as well as other instruments. I play my Guild Starfire 4 the most. It is an unusual “special build” (s/n 19) with gold hardware, and Guild/Bigsby tailpiece. My oldest is a 1911 Washburn parlor guitar that has awesome sound. Twenties thru the Fifties are my favorite music. I like ballads too. Les Paul was my favorite guitarist.
March 2011: I recently purchased a Cordoba Flemenco FCE45, made in Spain. The sound is awesome. But, I need my wife to dance the Flemenco, so I can learn to play it. The Flemenco is played to the dancer, contrary to music that is played to dance to.
I have three general categories: AVIATION, GUITAR/Music, and PHOTOGRAPHY. The Aviation category includes 1 VINTAGE AIRCRAFT; WWII 56th FG P-47 Thunderbolt; and the WOLFPACKCUBS for the relatives of the 56th FG (ETO) know as “ZEMKE’S WOLFPACK”! 2 GUITAR playing has been a passion of mine for nearly 60 years. 3 PHOTOGRAPHY is a hobby shared by my wife (of my youth), with me!