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Welch Aircraft Industries

Founded in 1927 as the (Orin) Welch Aircraft Co, Anderson IN.
 
Fixed-base operator Orin Welch built aircraft for his West Virginia Flying School in late 1920s.
In 1928 became the Welch Aviation Co.
 
Refinanced in 1931 as Air-Craft Corp of America, 1406 S Meridian Ave, Anderson and Portland IN.
 
Introduced his aircraft Falcon OW-5 in 1931, of which about 65 built, at South Bend, Indiana, between 1935-1940.
 
Became Welch Aircraft Industries Inc, 1720 Mishawauka St, South Bend IN in 1936.
 
In 1940 was acquired by Aircraft Corp, La Porte IN as Welch Aircraft Developments, 221 Conyham St, Wilkes Barre PA.
 
 
 
 
 


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