Ray Wells oral history interview, part 2 of 4, September 8, 2007


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Ray Wells's interview is combined with Julian Quayles

Julian Quayles joins the National Guards during his sophomore year in college. He is a part of Company B, 124th Infantry, 31st Division. Julian does his training at Camp Blanding. He describes the living conditions and training.

When Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, both Julian and Ray Wells are called to active duty. When Julian and Ray go overseas, they first arrive in Oran, Africa. They share stories of American soldiers being attacked in Africa.

After Africa, Julian and Ray travel to Italy. Ray's first battle is at Mount Rotondo. Julian his capture captured by German soldiers in the town of Persano.





Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1922 May 05

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Unit of Service



Wells, Ray: narrator et al., “Ray Wells oral history interview, part 2 of 4, September 8, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053429.