Donald Charles Wells

Military

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 41-24464 'Excalibur' ditched into North Sea on 4-Mar-43 after repeated fighter attacks. Returned to base when picked up by British minesweeper after 7 hours in life raft. RTD

Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17019995 / O-442336
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Excalibur
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fairmont, NE 1917-10-15 Son of Charles Alvin and Lona D [Dorrance] Wells.

Enlisted

Fort Crook, NE 1941-12-31 Fort Crook, Nebraska

Based

Bassingbourn Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Lincoln, NE 1992-11-23

Buried

Lincoln Memorial Park Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE 1992-11-26 Lincoln Memorial Park Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Revisions

Date27 Nov 2021 20:37:44
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Flagged as a "NAME_ISSUE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Hey p. 87