P/O Ernest John Simpson Wood Hometown ???

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P/O Ernest John Simpson Wood Hometown ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:35 pm

Greetings everyone,

Looking for the hometown, if possible, on P/O Ernest John Simpson Wood, J/88510, RCAF

Whitley, LA929, March 12, 1944, R.A.F. No. 24 O.T.U.

Aircraft took off from RAF Long Marston on a training flight, Aircraft landed while lost on a training mission. The crew signaled to the airport that they were in distress and were given assistance to land at 17:54 hrs. The crew reported they had been in the air for the previous seven hours and must have mentioned that they were based at 24 OTU in southern England. It was noted by the military in the Irish Army report that there was no one on duty at weekends. All crew members safe, allowed to refuel aircraft and return to base.

Crew:
Pilot: Sgt Nelson J. McDonald, R/168240, RCAF, Berkley Heights, New Jersey, U.S.A. - Safe
Nav: F/O Albert Smitten, J/35051, RCAF, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Safe
Wop/Gnr: F/O Charles Reginald Laing, J/35099, RCAF, Kingston, Ontario, Canada - Safe
Wop/Gnr: F/O John Robert Thackeray, J/28989, RCAF, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – Safe
Gnr: P/O Ernest John Simpson Wood, J/88510, RCAF, Hometown Unknown - Safe

Note: Sgt N.J. McDonald transferred to USAAF June 1944.
F/O J.R. Thackeray immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1952, Ventura, California, U.S.A.

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Re: P/O Ernest John Simpson Wood Hometown ???

Post by Temujin » Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:13 pm

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Re: P/O Ernest John Simpson Wood Hometown ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Jun 22, 2024 12:55 am

Temujin,

As always "Thank You" very much for the information. It's awesome being able to put the whole crew together. Hope all is well with you and your family. Will send you an e-mail to get you caught up on things,

All the best !

George

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