Posted By:Darryl Andrews
Subject:Re: WWII Ace and Silver Star recipient
Post Date:October 09, 2013 at 06:55:45
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Evidently there is some misinformation about the service of Lt. William D. Wells. Following is the response I received from my contact at the Air Force who would have access to any records pertaining to any credits for aerial combats.
Lt William Wellsū
9:10 AM

Mr Andrews,

USAFHRA is the agency that maintains Air Force Aerial Victory Credits for WWI through Viet Nam.

I searched for Lt William D. Wells in WWII Aerial Victory Credit (AVC) listing and individual record cards and did not find his name. I also searched in 68 Fighter Squadron and 347 Fighter Group histories for Jun 1943 and did not find anything on a 17 Jun 1943 mission and no mention of his name. I also searched 13 Air Force general orders and there was not a GO-341.

I do not know where to suggest you look further. Unless he was not assigned to 68 FS. But he is not listed in HRAs AVC at all.

I am sorry that I could not find anything for you.

Patsy Robertson
Organizational Histories Branch