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Donald  L.  Wells


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(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)

27 April 1988

In response to your letter of 12 March about A/C #154 [#154 home new A/C]. As I recall, we flew an aircraft to Stratford on Avon after V.E. Day to pick up a load of baseball bats for Wing. This would be about the time in question. Somehow I recall that this plane belonged to wing or another squadron. If it is the A/C we flew home, it was a new plane that never flew a mission.

Sorry I cannot be of more help.

Thank you,

Don P. Wells
5642 Girard Ave. SE
Maples, MN 55419


I was born and raised in Mpls., MN. I lived close to the airport but never dreamed of becoming a pilot, until WWII came along with opportunity. I graduated from Pilot Training at Pecos, Texas. I was assigned to B-17 Co-Pilot School at Kingman, AZ. When crews were made up, I joined Les Lees Crew as Co-Pilot in B-24s RTU. I had never flown a B-24. As part of the 67th Squadron and 44th Bomb Group H. In England we flew 33 missions. The worst was the low level supply mission at Wessel, where we lost 2 aircraft - off to right and left in our formation.

R & R Leave/s: The crew voted not to , so we could get finished with our tour and get back to the USA.
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