Re: WWII Ace and Silver Star recipient
Darryl, I concur with the conclusion on the 8th Fighter Group. I don't see anywhere in the aerial victories that a unit of the 8th Fighter Group participated in the engagement of 16 June 1943. I had started a draft message that was similar to the one you sent. I didn't find any victories for the 12th Fighter Sq so I am still inclined to lean towards the 70th Fighter Sq. The only thing that I was going to request different was for a listing of GO from the 13th AAF. I still believe a Silver Star award would come from the higher HQs for the group or squadron. I'm not convinced that we have the correct numbers associated with the GO listed. I hope you get something positive this time. It would be a wonderful experience to get the recognition deserved for Lt/Capt Wells.