George Paton Wells

(1918 - 1942)

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George Paton Wells
1918 - 1942
Born
c. 1918
Death
June 21, 1942
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George Paton Wells was born c. 1918. He died on June 21, 1942 at 24 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Paton Wells
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George Wells was born
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El Alamein War Cemetery Xxix. E. 4. in Egypt
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Service number: 935668
Rank: Lance Bombardier
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 74 Field Regt.
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George Paton Wells died on June 21, 1942 at 24 years old. He was buried in El Alamein War Cemetery Xxix. E. 4., Egypt. He was born c. 1918. We are unaware of information about George's surviving family.

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In 1918, in the year that George Paton Wells was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1924, by the time he was only 6 years old, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1927, he was only 9 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1936, he was 18 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1942, in the year of George Paton Wells's passing, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

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c. 1920 - Jan 5, 1945 1920 - 1945
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c. 1917 - Dec 2, 1942 1917 - 1942
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c. 1897 - Oct 4, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1921 - Jul 9, 1947 1921 - 1947
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c. 1920 - Jun 21, 1944 1920 - 1944
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c. 1919 - May 27, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1924 - Feb 13, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1916 - Apr 9, 1946 1916 - 1946
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c. 1861 - Jan 4, 1917 1861 - 1917
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c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917
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c. 1892 - Oct 25, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1920 - Jul 26, 1943 1920 - 1943
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c. 1887 - Jan 10, 1943 1887 - 1943
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c. 1879 - May 3, 1917 1879 - 1917
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c. 1915 - Jun 24, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1915 - May 23, 1941 1915 - 1941

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c. 1920 - Jan 5, 1945 1920 - 1945
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c. 1917 - Dec 2, 1942 1917 - 1942
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c. 1897 - Oct 4, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1921 - Jul 9, 1947 1921 - 1947
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Unknown - May 31, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 16, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1920 - Jun 21, 1944 1920 - 1944
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c. 1919 - May 27, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1924 - Feb 13, 1943 1924 - 1943
Bio
c. 1916 - Apr 9, 1946 1916 - 1946
Bio
c. 1861 - Jan 4, 1917 1861 - 1917
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c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917
Bio
c. 1892 - Oct 25, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1920 - Jul 26, 1943 1920 - 1943
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c. 1887 - Jan 10, 1943 1887 - 1943
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Unknown - Aug 11, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1879 - May 3, 1917 1879 - 1917
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c. 1915 - Jun 24, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1915 - May 23, 1941 1915 - 1941
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c. 1882 - Jun 15, 1915 1882 - 1915
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