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Students at Dover school remember World War II pilot with request for ultimate tribute

Posted on AllSides May 27th, 2024
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• During the attack on Pearl Harbor, George Welch from Delaware was one of the few pilots able to take off and shoot down Japanese planes. • His recommendation for the Congressional Medal of Honor was denied, but he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. • Welch was the second pilot to break the sound barrier, but some witnesses say he was actually the first, before Chuck Yeager. George Welch from Delaware was one of the few pilots able to take off after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and he...

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