Lt. Edward Parsons Wood

Lt. Edward P. Wood KIA in bombing mission

(Aug. 31, 1944) -- U.S. Naval Reserve Lt. Edward Parsons Wood, of 55 Berkeley Avenue, Belleville, N.J., was killed in action in a bombing mission over occupied Europe on Jan. 10, 1944. His service number is 0-100043.

Born on Feb. 20, 1917, in Newcastle, Maine, he is the son of Mary and Steven Douglass Wood of Maine. Wood completed four years of college.

 According to the 1940 Census, he lived with his sister Mrs. Amelia Elizabeth Wood Fredericks and her family at 17 Continental Ave., and he listed her as next of kin at 55 Berkeley Ave., Belleville.

Lt. Wood is listed as missing in action or buried at sea on the Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery Carthage, Tunisia. He is memorialized at Hillside-Norris Cemetery, Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine.


Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

Ancestry.com. Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Ancestry.com. World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2007.

Belleville Times, Aug. 31, 1944

State of New Jersey, War Dept. June 1946

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

U.S. Federal Census, 1940

U.S., Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1941

U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing

Belleville Sons Honor Roll

  A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave

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