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Charles Wells



Attached is a photo of my father, Charley Wells aboard the SS Selma City sometime around 1934-35 and a picture taken looking out to the bow of the ship. I also attached a page from his diary listing the crew members at that time.

My father, Charley Wells was an Ordinary Seaman on the SS Selma City on a voyage around the world from New York to New Orleans starting in November of 1934 through March of 1935. The cargo was scrap metal. The ship visited ports in Japan, China, Egypt, Peru, India and Algeria.

After his time on the Selma City, he became a game warden and served in the 10th Mountain Division in mountain combat in Italy receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals.

-- Richard Wells





SS Selma City




Charley's Diary

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