1/Lt. Donald L. Mercier

(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Donald L. Mercier

343rd FS - 14 June 1944 - December 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CY-B 44-14384 "Li'l Pearl" (D. Morris)

Mission History

62 missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
223 28 August 1944 Saarbrucken
230 10 September 1944 Nürnberg
262 02 November 1944 Merseberg
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Score Detail 28 August 1944  He-111 destroyed (air) SW Koblenz
10 September 1944  Me-109 destroyed (ground) NE Augsburg
02 November 1944  (.5)Me-109 destroyed (air) Erfurt-Weimar (shared with a 359th FG P-51)
Notes Home of Record - Plainfield, CT
14 June 1944 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
September 1944 - Awarded 2 Oak Leaf Clusters to the Air Medal
November 1944 - Awarded 4th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
November 1944 - Awarded 5th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
December 1944 - Ended Tour of Duty
Memories Description of the encounter between 1st Lt. Don Mercier (343rd FS) and Sepp Schmauz's He-111 on the 28th August 1944.
Additional Photoraph Lt. Mercier with S/Sgt. Billie C. Newman
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