TSgt Thomas C Wood

TSgt Thomas C Wood

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 12 May 1945 (aged 34–35)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56786424 · View Source
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Husband of Winifred E. Wood who resided in Norfolk, Virginia.

Thomas served as a Technical Sergeant & Gunner on a B-24 (# unknown ), 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Northampton County, Virginia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on May 19, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Married.

The B-24 that he was on was last seen by others to explode right before it crashed into the sea. Cause is currently unknown and the entire crew perished.

Thomas was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 33638031

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Baum, Bertram I ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Chrisman, John R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Jordan, Emil A ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX
La Maye, Frank V ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Morris, Leo G, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, ID
Moskovitz, Morree ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Wells, Donal D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, DC
Wood, Thomas C ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, VA
Worfolk, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, RI
Young, William W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IL

One of the above enlisted crew members served as a "Radio Operator" and the records don't indicate which one of them.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56786424
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Thomas C Wood (1910–12 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56786424, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .