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James Edward Wells, Jr.

Sergeant, Army

Born: January 10, 1923
Hometown: Nottoway County, VA
Entered: March 8, 1943
Casualty Date: May 12, 1944
Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal

Sergeant Wells served with the 722nd Bomber Squadron, 450th Bomber Group, Heavy.

Before the war, James graduated from Blackstone High School, he attended Smithdeal-Massey Business College and he was employed by Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company in Richmond, Virginia.  He joined the Air Corps in March 1943, and received his gunners wings six months later.

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