Sgt Robert G. Wells

Sgt Robert G. Wells

Webster County, Kentucky, USA
Death 14 Oct 1943 (aged 20)
Burial Sturgis, Union County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 25112175 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Charles & Andrea Maggio-Carter
  • Originally Created by: Debbie Howes
  • Added: 7 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25112175
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Robert G. Wells (16 Jan 1923–14 Oct 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25112175, citing Pythian Ridge Cemetery, Sturgis, Union County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Charles & Andrea Maggio-Carter (contributor 47001710) .