M.333 First Officer  George Henry Wood 
 flag usa  b. 19 Mar 1913, Battle Creek, Michigan 8 Feb to 17 Sep 1941

   ATA

     

 

Father: George Wood, Mother: Annie Elizabeth [Aston] (both born in England)

Ed. High School, Junior College 

 m. Daphne Mae [Franklin] (divorced 1944)

prev. an usher in a theatre; worker in boiler factory;  Instructor; Commercial Pilot for Arthur Carnahan Flying Service for 4 months at Bloomington Airport, IL

  Draft Card, dated 16 Oct 1940

Address in 1941: 2646 South Euclid Ave, Berwyn, Illinois

 


 Postings: 1FPP

 

5 accidents, all his fault:

- 9 May 1941, he got lost in poor visiblity, in Hurricane Z3463

- 26 May 1941, flying too low in Tiger Moth T6112, he hit high tension cables

- 21 Jun 1941, in attempting to control the swing in Hart K5028, his foot slipped off the brake pedal

- 5 Aug 1941, he taxied his Spitfire W3697 down wind 'without due care'

- 14 Sep 1941, he retracted the undercarriage of his Blenheim L8489 too soon, and landed with the starboard wheel retracted.

 

Fined twice:

- 11 Jun 1941, for low flying; fined half his salary for two weeks

- 23 Aug 1941, $50 for the Spitfire accident at Squire's Gate

 

"A very keen pilot who got away to a bad start. I think he is now on the way to becoming a valuable pilot" (Frankie Franics, 17 May)

[Contract Terminated]

 


   Fairbanks Daily News Miner

 d. 10 Apr 1951 as co-pilot of C-54D Skymaster 42-72518 of the 10th (Rescue) Squadron, USAF, based at Elmendork AFB, Alaska which crashed at Ladd AFB, Alaska. 7 other crew members also died. The plane was "making practice glider snatches at low altitude" at the time of the accident.

 

Buried  New Albany National CemeteryNew AlbanyFloyd CountyIndiana


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