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A J Wood


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.'


Units served with


  • 42-95987 Yo-Yo Champ

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26 Marauder serial number 42-95987 crashed on 24 April 1945, flying a mission from Dijon, France, where it was based with the 17th Bomb Group, to Schwabmunchen, Germany. ...

Associated Place

  • Stansted Mountfitchet

    Military site : airfield
    Today, Stansted is one of the busiest airports in Britain. During the Second World War, instead of airliners delivering passengers, Stansted Moutfitchet’s aircrews in their B-26 Marauders attacked Nazi targets, paving the way for D-Day and the...


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Date Contributor Update
27 April 2016 12:07:25 Lucy May Changes to biography and place associations

Interview with Robert W. Schwaegerl (December 29, 1999) held the University of Florida:

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2015 21:33:32 Tanks Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations

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