George Arthur Wood was born in Canada as George Arthur Thompson but his name was changed into Wood when he was adopted.
He had lived in Marion, Massachusetts for 16 years. He attended High School for 3 years and left school at the age of 17. He had a summer job as an assistant at Lakeville Sanatorium and also as a labourer at A.W. Winters. In 1942 he worked at night as a truck helper at Canada Dry Giner Ale.
He resided with his fother mother, Mrs. Norah Sears Ramsbotham at Hartford, Connecticut after his father had died. She had given permission to George to enter the service of the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943. He enlisted in Montreal, Canada with servicenumber R273064, on 6 September 1943. He had been commissioned with the rank of Pilot Officer on February 6th, 1945, his Officer's number J94668.
The aircraft took off from R.A.F. Station, Wickenby at 19.09 hours on 7 February 1945,. to bomb Kleve. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed into the ground around 21.30 hours. His body was recovered on 7 February 1945 at Oss and he was buried at the Catholic cemetery at Nistelrode in the Netherlands on 9 february 1945.
Crewmembers were F/Lt J.H. Somerville, F/O J.T. Collins, F/O H.J. MacMillan, Sgt J.L. Fryer, F/S D.H. Phillips, F/S G.A. Wood and F/S W.C. Wilson.
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