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
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed
Damaged  
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
Awards
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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