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Sgt James F Welk

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Sgt James F Welk

Birth
Death
29 May 1943 (aged 19)
France
Burial
Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wisconsin, USA Add to Map
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James served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-17 (#42-29838), 509th Bomber Squadron, 351st Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Oneida County, Wisconsin prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 6, 1942 in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Sales Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

James was "Killed In Action" when his B-17, while on a mission to the Submarine Pens & Docks in St Nazaire, France, was shot down and crashed in France during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 16023660

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Airmen who perished on B-17 (#42-29838):

Bader, Nahannie ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Massachusetts
Baldwin, Wayne I ~ T/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, New York
McLaughlin, Maurice A ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Maine
Welk, James F ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Wisconsin

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Airmen who became POW's from B-17 (#42-29838):

Russell, Colonel J, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot
Grikstas, Leo ~ FO, Co-Pilot
Stealey, Roy P ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator
Woehrle, Charles B ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier
Eaton, Charles T ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner
Williams, Fred D, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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James served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-17 (#42-29838), 509th Bomber Squadron, 351st Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Oneida County, Wisconsin prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 6, 1942 in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Sales Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

James was "Killed In Action" when his B-17, while on a mission to the Submarine Pens & Docks in St Nazaire, France, was shot down and crashed in France during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 16023660

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Airmen who perished on B-17 (#42-29838):

Bader, Nahannie ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Massachusetts
Baldwin, Wayne I ~ T/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, New York
McLaughlin, Maurice A ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Maine
Welk, James F ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Wisconsin

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Airmen who became POW's from B-17 (#42-29838):

Russell, Colonel J, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot
Grikstas, Leo ~ FO, Co-Pilot
Stealey, Roy P ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator
Woehrle, Charles B ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier
Eaton, Charles T ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner
Williams, Fred D, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Gravesite Details

"Flat Granite Marker" - Entered the service from Wisconsin


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