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Glen Gaudet helps family locate their relative’s gravesite February 2, 2011 Finding the grave site of F/O Ed Welters On   February   1,   2011,   the   Wartime   Heritage Association’s   Glen   Gaudet   received   a   request   (via   the Air Force Association   of   Canada)   from   someone   hoping   to   learn   about   their   relatives’   final   resting   place. Craig Lees was hoping to learn of the fate of his Uncle and Godfather Flight Officer Ed Welters: “I   am   trying   to   find   any   information   on   my   Uncle,   F/O   Ed   Welters   who   flew   with   the   Skylancers   in Europe   and   was   killed   on   March   2,   1956,   with   3   of   his   buddies   flying   their   Sabres.   His   tail   #   is   23524 and   flew   Left   Wing.   I   will   be   in   Europe   in   July,   2011,   and   am   trying   to   locate   his   grave   site.   I   would really appreciate any help possible.” After   some   research,   Gaudet   was   able   to   reply   with   details   of   the   location   and   plot   of   the   grave   site at   the   Choloy   War   Cemetery   in   Meurthe-et-Moselle,   France   and   more   information   from   the   Canadian Virtual   War   Memorial   including   the   fact   that   he   enlisted   February   26,   1951   and   served   with   414 (Fighter) Squadron. The Choloy War Cemetery is the last resting place of casualties from the First and Second   World   Wars   and   is   managed   by   the   Commonwealth   War   Graves   Commission. As   is   the   case   for Welters,   Choloy   is   also   the   final   resting   place   for   many   Royal   Canadian   Air   Force   members   and   their families   who   died   while   serving   in   Europe   as   part   of   1 Air   Division   between   1953   and   1967   and   other Service Members serving with NATO in Germany following Canada's departure from France. Mr.   Lees   replied,   “Thank   you   so   much   Mr.   Gaudet.   You   were   extremely   helpful   to   me   in   my   search. F/O   Edward   Welters   is   my   Uncle   and   Godfather.   I   was   too   young   to   remember   him   but   have   always felt   very   close   to   him.   I'm   hoping   that   taking   my   family   to   see   where   Uncle   Eddie   is   resting   will   help them appreciate more of our history”.        
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Locating their Relatives’ Grave Site
F/O Ed Welters
Ed Welters grave marker Photo by Malcolm Cromarty