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Drew Wesche
Re: Fred Wesche
Wed Oct 28, 2015 07:49
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Loise;

My father recorded an interview at Rutgers University (his alma mater) as part of the university's Oral History project. The transcript of his interview can be found at:

http://oralhistory.rutgers.edu/alphabetical-index/30-interviewees/interview-html-text/76-wesche-iii-frederick

You may find some good information about the 19th and 43rd in there

Drew

  • Fred WescheLouise Terrell, Wed Oct 28 07:13
    Hi Drew, intriguing post. Can you provide your Dad's full name, serial number and dates of assignment with the 43rd BG so we can do some digging in the 43rd's historical records? Do you have any... more
    • Re: Fred Wesche — Drew Wesche, Wed Oct 28 07:49
      • Re: Fred WescheLouise Terrell, Fri Oct 30 09:05
        Hi Drew, I perused the 43rd's History from that period, mention of the loss of BG Walker's plane, but not a lot of detail. I did find several photos of a big awards presentation in the 43rd in June... more
        • Fred WescheDrew, Fri Oct 30 10:23
          Louise: Thnaks very much! You can send the photos to me at: drew.c.wesche.ctr@mail.mil If he is in there, I am sure to recognize him!
    • Re: Fred WescheDrew Wesche, Wed Oct 28 07:38
      Luise: Thanks for the quick reply! My father was Frederick F. Wesche III. I believe his Serial Number was 12008556. He entered the Army Air Corps in september 1940 and was released from Active Duty... more
      • re: Fred WescheNormB, Thu Oct 29 14:48
        The US Dept of Defense's list of recipients includes your father. See http://valor.defense.gov/Recipients/ArmyDistinguishedServiceCrossRecipients.aspx for WW2. This list has no official standing, but ... more
      • re: Fred WescheNormB, Thu Oct 29 14:43
        The US Dept of Defense's list of recipients includes your father. See http://valor.defense.gov/Recipients/ArmyDistinguishedServiceCrossRecipients.aspx for WW2. This list has no official standing, but ... more
        • re Fred WescheClintFrederick, Sat Oct 31 00:14
          You Might check out "The Army Air Forces in WWII volume IV The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan August 1942 to July 1944 - My father is mentioned in several places in the book. George Frederick See... more
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