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Sergeant Robert G. Wells

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Sergeant Robert G. Wells

Birth
Webster County, Kentucky, USA
Death
14 Oct 1943 (aged 20)
Burial
Sturgis, Union County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
25112175 View Source

SURPEME SACRIFICE AIR MISSON
SCHWEINFURT, GERMANY

The Providence Journal-Enterprise newspaper, Thursday, 24 November 1943.


Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Wells, near Wheatcroft, were notified Monday that their only son, Sgt. ROBERT G. WELLS, 20, previously reporting missing, was killed in action on Oct. 14. Sgt. Wells, a waist gunner on a flying fortress, was killed in a raid somewhere over Germany. The young man volunteered for service on Nov. 2, 1942. He received his training at Atlantic City, N.J., and received his gunner's wings and the rating of Seargent at Ft. Myers, Florida.,
in January, 1943.

Sgt. Wells was a graduate of Wheatcroft High School, where he played on the basketball team, and had attended Murray Teachers College. The last letter his parents received from him was written on Oct. 11, and in it, he said, "Above all, I don't want any of you to worry about me, for I am only doing what thousands of others are trying to do, make this a better world to live in."

Surviving are his parents; one sister, Miss Nancy Wells, of Evansville, Ind.; a number of Aunts, and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Wells have received from Gov. Keen Johnson a certificated stating that their son has been commissioned posthumously as an aide-de-camp on the staff of the Governor
with the rank of Colonel, in recognition of valor and heroism displayed.

SURPEME SACRIFICE AIR MISSON
SCHWEINFURT, GERMANY

The Providence Journal-Enterprise newspaper, Thursday, 24 November 1943.


Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Wells, near Wheatcroft, were notified Monday that their only son, Sgt. ROBERT G. WELLS, 20, previously reporting missing, was killed in action on Oct. 14. Sgt. Wells, a waist gunner on a flying fortress, was killed in a raid somewhere over Germany. The young man volunteered for service on Nov. 2, 1942. He received his training at Atlantic City, N.J., and received his gunner's wings and the rating of Seargent at Ft. Myers, Florida.,
in January, 1943.

Sgt. Wells was a graduate of Wheatcroft High School, where he played on the basketball team, and had attended Murray Teachers College. The last letter his parents received from him was written on Oct. 11, and in it, he said, "Above all, I don't want any of you to worry about me, for I am only doing what thousands of others are trying to do, make this a better world to live in."

Surviving are his parents; one sister, Miss Nancy Wells, of Evansville, Ind.; a number of Aunts, and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Wells have received from Gov. Keen Johnson a certificated stating that their son has been commissioned posthumously as an aide-de-camp on the staff of the Governor
with the rank of Colonel, in recognition of valor and heroism displayed.


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