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FO Edward “Ed” Welters

FO Edward “Ed” Welters

Birth
British Columbia, Canada
Death 2 Mar 1956 (aged 24)
Germany
Burial Choloy-Menillot, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot Section 5 - Row B - Grave 10
Memorial ID 96806723 · View Source
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F/O Edward WELTERS was killed on 2 March 1956 in a tragic accident while practicing with four of the five 4 (F) Wing (Baden-Soellingen) 'Sky Lancers' aerobatic team members; they were practicing their intricate flight manoeuvres over Germany's Rhine Valley. At approx 2:20 p.m. the team of four F-86 Sabres crashed simultaneously into the ground after pulling out of a loop in some low clouds near the Vosges Mountains southwest of Strasbourg. Because of illness, the fifth 'Sky Lancer' team member was unable to fly that day.
The 'Sky Lancers' who perished in this F-86 Sabre aircraft accident were:-
Flying Officer John Hendrikson ADAMS,
Flying Officer Frederick Karl AXTELL,
Flying Officer Joseph Dale McLARTY and
Flying Officer Edward WELTERS.

From the Canadian Virtual War Memorial--
Military Service:-
Rank: Flying Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service Number: 37744
Age: 24
Force: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit: 414 (Fighter) Squadron (at 4 (F) Wing in Baden-Soellingen, Germany)
RCAF 'Sky Lancers' aerobatic team member: Left Wing position

Date and Place of Enlistment: February 26, 1951 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Son of Barbara Welters of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and the late Frank Welters. Brother of Frank, Randolph, Anthony, Michael, John, Mrs. Katherine Burham, Mrs. Cousineau, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Selzer, Mrs. Thesise and Mrs. Lees.

Commemorated on Page 72 of the 'In the Service of Canada' Book of Remembrance.

F/O E. WELTERS is one of 107 airmen's names inscribed on the Honour Roll on the Sabre Pilots Memorial at RCAF Memorial Museum in Trenton, Ontario, Canada; the unveiling ceremony of the Sabre Pilots Memorial took place on 19 June 1998.


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  • Created by: SJ Hearn
  • Added: 10 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96806723
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for FO Edward “Ed” Welters (31 Mar 1931–2 Mar 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96806723, citing Choloy War Cemetery, Choloy-Menillot, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by SJ Hearn (contributor 46864594) .