Capt. Robert E. Welch


(F. Birtciel)

Capt. Robert E. Welch

343rd FS - 08 September 1944 - September 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CY-O 44-14140 "Wings of the Morning"
P-51D CY-Z 44-72138

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
233 13 September 1944 Merseberg
262 02 November 1944 Merseberg
291 24 December 1944 Babenhausen
292 25 December 1944 Trier
349 21 March 1945 Hopsten
366 09 April 1945 Munich
367 10 April 1945 Burg Airfield
369 16 April 1945 Salzburg
370 17 April 1945 Dresden
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged
Ground Scores
Destroyed
Damaged
Score Detail 13 September 1944  Me-109 destroyed (air) Eisenach-Gotha
13 September 1944  Me-109 damaged (air) Eisenach-Gotha
02 November 1944  Me-109 destroyed (air) Naumberg
24 December 1944  Me-109 destroyed (air) S/Duren
25 December 1944  (2)Me-109 destroyed (air) W/Koblenz
21 March 1945  (2)FW-190 destroyed (ground) Hopsten A/F
21 March 1945  Ju-88 damaged (ground) Rheine
09 April 1945  (2)Me-109 destroyed (ground) Fürstenfeldbruck
09 April 1945  (2)Me-410 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
09 April 1945  Me-262 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
09 April 1945  He-177 destroyed (ground) Fürstenfeldbruck
09 April 1945  Me-262 damaged (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
10 April 1945  (2)He-111 destroyed (ground) Burg
16 April 1945  Me-110 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
16 April 1945  Me-410 destroyed (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
17 April 1945  FW-190 destroyed (air) Kamenz A/F
Notes Home of Record - Brown City, MI
ASN - O-705651
08 September 1944 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
October 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
February 1945 - Awarded 6th Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
February 1945 - Awarded 7th Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
February 1945 - Awarded 8th Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
April 1945 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
September 1945 - Transferred to the 27th FG
Awards
Memories  
Additional Photographs (L-R) Capt. Welch and Lt. Moore (F. Birtciel)

Capt. Welch holding Champagne and German Stick Grenade (F. Birtciel)
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