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Albert  P.  Wells  
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  Rank, Service
Captain O-3,  U.S. Marine Corps
  Veteran of:
U.S. Navy 1942-1943
U.S. Marine Corps 1943-1946
World War II 1942-1945
Cold War 1945-1946
  Tribute:

Al Wells was born on April 10, 1922, in New York City, New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1942, and enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Program in July 1942. Wells was commissioned a 2d Lt in the U.S. Marine Corps and was designated a Naval Aviator on July 1, 1943, and then completed F4U Corsair training before joining VMF-323, the Death Rattlers, in the Southwest Pacific in October 1944. The squadron deployed to Okinawa during the Battle of Okinawa in April 1945, and he was credited with the destruction of 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat between April and June 1945, including the 1st victory credited to VMF-323, on April 12, 1945. Lt Wells returned to the U.S. in late June 1945, and was promoted to Captain before leaving active duty in 1946.

  




 


 

 
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