A J Wood

Military
Lieutenant AJ Wood of the 344th Bomb Group in the cockpit of his B-26 Marauder (serial number 42-95987) nicknamed "Yo-Yo Champ". Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: '"Yo-Yo Champ"- AJ Wood. Yo-yos always come back and pilot Wood was short, chubby and red headed so "Chicken Little" was appropriate. Sept 1944.'

Object Number - FRE 7133 - Lieutenant AJ Wood of the 344th Bomb Group in the cockpit of his B-26 Marauder (serial number 42-95987) nicknamed "Yo-Yo Champ". Image by Jack K...

AJ Wood served as a pilot with the 344th Bomb Group.

In an oral history interview a fellow 497th Bomb Squadron pilot, Robert Schwaegerl, recalled:
'We played golf whenever we could...We had a little core in our group, the squadron commander, one of the leading fight commanders and A.J. Wood, who was not my radioman but another pilot. He was a rotund man, and he used to shoot in the seventies all the time. We would have little groups of about eight of us who would go out most of the time.'

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Yo-Yo Champ
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 34th Bomb Squadron 496th Bomb Squadron 17th Bomb Group

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Revisions

Date27 Apr 2016 12:07:25
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Interview with Robert W. Schwaegerl (December 29, 1999) held the University of Florida: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00005707/00001/44j?search=woods

Date25 Jan 2015 21:33:32
ContributorTanks
Sources

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