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S/Sgt. Ernest Woods

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S/Sgt. Ernest Woods Veteran

Birth
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death
2 Apr 1944 (aged 31)
Steyr, Steyr Stadt, Upper Austria, Austria
Burial
Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France Add to Map
Plot
Section F ~ Row 12 ~ Grave 23
Memorial ID
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Ernest served as a Staff Sergeant & Tail Gunner on B-24H "Peerless Clipper" #41-29216, 717th Bomber Squadron, 449th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Onondaga County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 26, 1942 in Syracuse, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Married.

B-24H #41-29216 took off, with a crew of 11, from Grottaglie, Italy on a bombing mission over Steyr, Austria. On the way to the mission two other bombers collided ahead of B-24H #41-29216 and the debris from this collision struck them and caused them to crash in Austria during the war.

Ernest was "Killed In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12167848

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29216:

Adams, Donald R ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Batterton, Herbert H ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, MI
Butler, George W ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CT
Caldwell, James B ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, SD
Gibbo, Leo J ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Kury, Jacob F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, PA
Moore, Gordon F ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, TX
Phillips, John F ~ FO, Co-Pilot, MI
Piland, James C ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, GA
Plourde, Gerard J ~ Sgt, Photographer, RI
Woods, Ernest ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY

( Bio, Family Link & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Ernest served as a Staff Sergeant & Tail Gunner on B-24H "Peerless Clipper" #41-29216, 717th Bomber Squadron, 449th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Onondaga County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 26, 1942 in Syracuse, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Married.

B-24H #41-29216 took off, with a crew of 11, from Grottaglie, Italy on a bombing mission over Steyr, Austria. On the way to the mission two other bombers collided ahead of B-24H #41-29216 and the debris from this collision struck them and caused them to crash in Austria during the war.

Ernest was "Killed In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12167848

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29216:

Adams, Donald R ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Batterton, Herbert H ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, MI
Butler, George W ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CT
Caldwell, James B ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, SD
Gibbo, Leo J ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Kury, Jacob F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, PA
Moore, Gordon F ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, TX
Phillips, John F ~ FO, Co-Pilot, MI
Piland, James C ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, GA
Plourde, Gerard J ~ Sgt, Photographer, RI
Woods, Ernest ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY

( Bio, Family Link & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56662517/ernest-woods: accessed ), memorial page for S/Sgt. Ernest Woods (22 Jan 1913–2 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56662517, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736).