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Clyde F Wells


Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by flak and crashed at Munich in B-17 Lovely Lady #42-102535


Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102535 LOVELY LADY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green [M3-Q] 8/4/44; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with Mason Williams, Co-pilot: Clyde Wells, Bombardier: Bob Gamble, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ...


Event Location Date
Born Greenville, Indiana
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 31 July 1944
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 31 July 1944
Died 31 July 1944
Buried Greenville, Indiana


Date Contributor Update
27 November 2021 20:35:37 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 01:31:40 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 01:30:40 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added S/N per MACR 7751 at

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:34 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7751 / MACR 7751, nephew / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database