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Robert Wells helped Ben Roberts out of his ball turret, but was fatally injured before baling out (Roberts and Crawford in MACR 1034). However Lapore stated that ‘he had no bullet wounds but all his bones were broken, presumably when the ‘ship’ hit the ground’. Lapore also stated that Wells his parachute was open in the tail (MACR 1034).
Robert Wells was first buried in plot CC at the 'Algemene Begraafplaats' on the Tongerseweg in Maastricht on October 19th in grave CC 112.
He now us buried in Wheatlock, Webster County, Kentucky.

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People

  • Robert Wells

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Aircraft

  • 42-3436

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/6/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 96BG 16/8/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-R] Chelveston 18/9/43; ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

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22 November 2016 12:12:04 wimhm.slangen Changes to caption
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01 November 2016 14:08:38 wimhm.slangen Changes to caption and place associations
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01 November 2016 13:00:29 wimhm.slangen Changes to place associations
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01 November 2016 13:00:28 wimhm.slangen Created entry with caption, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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