P-51D Mustang "Daddy's Girl" flown by Major Ray Wetmore, 370th FS, 359th FG, East Wretham, Norfolk, 1945
In March 1943 Raymond S Wetmore was assigned to the 359th FG that went to England in October. February and March 1944 saw Wetmore score his first 4.5 victories flying a P-47 before switching to P-51s. At only 20 years of age Wetmore became an ACE with two victories on May 19 when he downed 2 Me-109s. By the end of 1944 Wetmore had 15 victories and was flying “Daddy’s Girl” P-51. His final victory came on March 15, 1945 by shooting down a rocket powered Me-163 bringing his total to 21.25 aircraft.