Wood, Walter A, Jr., ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 131X, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ionia, MI
Last Address
Grand Rapids, MI

Casualty Date
Oct 18, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
L 9 100

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WW II ACE:  CREDITED WITH 5.5 ENEMY KILLS.
   
Comments/Citation

Silver Star
Awarded for action during World War II
Service: Navy
Battalion: Fighting Squadron
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 339 (June 1945)
 
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Ensign Walter A. Wood, Jr. (NSN: 0-301487), United States Navy, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against an armed enemy as Pilot of a Fighter airplane in the Pacific on 15 October 1944. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.
 
   
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 Duty Stations
VF-20 Fighting 20USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1944-1944, 131X, VF-20 Fighting 20
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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