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World War II 1
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Air Forces 1
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Full Name:
Wilbur H Wood 1
Death:
Buried: Buried at: Plot I Row 6 Grave 35<BR>Sicily-Rome American Cemetery<BR>Nettuno, Italy 1
Death: 16-Oct-43 1
Death Date: 16 Oct 1943 1
Memorial Cemetery: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Nettuno, Italy 1
Memorial Location: Plot I Row 6 Grave 35 1
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State: Montana 1
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World War II 1

Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Air Forces 1
Service Number:
O-325627 1
Awards:
Legion of Merit 1
Regiment:
Headquarters, 12th Bomber Group, Medium 1

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LTC Wilbur H Wood, KIA 16 Oct. '43

Wilbur H Wood;

12th Bomb Group;  Wilbur H. Wood Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # O-325627 Headquarters, 12th Bomber Group, Medium

Entered the Service from: Montana
Died: 16-Oct-43
Buried at: Plot I Row 6 Grave 35
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy

Lt Col Wilbur W. Woods, Oct 16, 1943, Gerbini, Sicily, GROUP EXECUTIVE OFFICER

LTC Wilbur Wood;

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=98856541

Birth:  unknown Death:  Oct. 16, 1943
LtColonel Wilbur H. Wood was a crewmember of B-25 medium bomber, tailnumber 41-29684. The plane and crew belonged to Headquarters Squadron, 12th Bomb Group. On 16 October 1943 the plane crashed into the east slope of Mount Etna, near Catania Sicily. All crewmembers were killed in the crash. All men were buried in the temporary American GELA Cemetery in Sicily.
LtCol Wood was buried in grave I-93-1111. Date of burial was 19 October 1943.

After the war LtCol Wood found his last resting place in grave I-6-35 of the Sicily Rome Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy.

Over 1,200 men and women were buried in the GELA Cemetery. I am writing a book about this cemetery and hope to finish it next year (2013).
 
 
Note: Entered the service from Montana.

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