SSgt Donal D Wells

Birth
New York, USA
Death 12 May 1945 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56753988 · View Source
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Son of Roe & Nellie M. Wells who resided in New York City, New York.

Donal served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on a B-24 (# unknown ), 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He noted when he enlisted that he resided in the District Of Columbia prior to the war. He was originally from New York County, New York.

He enlisted in the Army on September 14, 1943 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

He was married sometime after his enlistment and had one daughter, Barbara.

The B-24 that he was on was last seen by others to explode right before it crashed into the sea. Cause is currently unknown and the entire crew perished.

Donal was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 42039234

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Baum, Bertram I ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Chrisman, John R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Jordan, Emil A ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX
La Maye, Frank V ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Morris, Leo G, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, ID
Moskovitz, Morree ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Wells, Donal D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, DC
Wood, Thomas C ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, VA
Worfolk, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, RI
Young, William W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IL

One of the above enlisted crew members served as a "Radio Operator" and the records don't indicate which one of them.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56753988
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Donal D Wells (1925–12 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56753988, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .