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MAJ George S. Welch
Birth: May 10, 1918
Death: Oct. 12, 1954

World War II Military Figure, Test Pilot. He served as a Major in the United States Army Air Force with the 47th Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group. When Pearl Harbor was attacked on the morning of December 7, 1941, he and his wingman, then 2Lt Kenneth M Taylor flew their P-40 Kittyhawk aircraft out of Haleiwa field and shot down six Japanese aircraft between them. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor but was rejected because he acted without orders to take off. Their heroics were portrayed in the motion pictures "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and "Pearl Harbor". He died of injuries from a plane crash, sustained during a test flight of the F-100. (bio by: Robert) 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 6 Site 8578-D
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Dec 04, 2007
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MAJ George S. Welch
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MAJ George S. Welch
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MAJ George S. Welch
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