Robert “Punchy” Powell hailed from Wilcoe, West Viginia. He flew 83 combat missions with the 352nd Fighter Group and was credited with an Me 410 and Bf 109 destroyed with a further 3.5 aircraft destroyed on the ground. His Mustang suffered an engine failure on take-off and was destroyed, but Powell extricated himself from the wreckage and survived. He passed away on 22JUN16 at the age of 95.
Serial Number 42-106914 P-51B-15-NA “The West by Gawd Virginian” 1Lt Robert H. Powell Jr. 328th FS 352 FG, Eagle Strike 72-08 decals