Christian, Wayne Wells, Jr., Capt

MIA/POW
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
Service Years
1941 - 1943
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Golden Dragon Certificate
Shellback Certificate

Captain

 
 

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 Personal Details 

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State of Birth
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1917
 
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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Shellback


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then 1st Lt. Wayne Christian was returning at night to Henderson Field, Guadalcanal after a combat mission (patrolling near the USS Chicago CA-29).  He and another Marine pilot, Lt. Glen Loban, collided, killing both when they crashed into the bay. Their remains were not recovered.

In 1942, he was based initially with VMSB-151, MAG-13, FMAW, Defense Force, Tutuila, Samoa. Then engaged with the invasion/occupation of Guadalcanal in the VMO-155.
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Pilot Wings
Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
NAS Corpus Christi TX, US NavyVMO-155Missing In Action
  1941-1942, 7599, NAS Corpus Christi TX, US Navy
  1942-1943, 7598, VMO-155
  1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle for Henderson Field
 Colleges Attended
Oklahoma Military AcademyUniversity of Oklahoma
  1933-1937, Oklahoma Military Academy
  1937-1939, University of Oklahoma
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