SERGEANT WILFRED FRANCIS WOOD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

October 13, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – October 10, 1943; 21 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 5 Hawkins Avenue, East Norwalk
Enlisted April 6, 1942
Service number: 31104593
451ST BOMBER GROUP, 726TH BOMBER SQUADRON (Fairmont AAB, Nebraska)

From the Lincoln Star (Nebraska), October 12, 1943

SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Oct. 12 – (AP) Names of men aboard an army heavy bomber from the Fairmont (Nebraska) air base when it crashed and burned near Wayne, Nebraska, Sunday, killing the entire crew, were announced last night by the Sioux City air base. The victims were 2nd Lt Cecil C. Burr, New Haven; 2nd Lt Melecio Melvin Apodaca, Los Angeles; 2nd Lt William Earl Harnish, Jamestown, New York; Staff Sgt Alfred C. Dublin, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Sgt Wilfred Francis Wood, Norwalk, Connecticut; Sgt Paul Kukowski, Binghamton, New York.

Sergeant Wood is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk; Section 11, Grave 79.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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