|Ensign U.S. Navy
|Date of Death
|August 12 1951
National Defense Service Medal
Ensign Wood was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Ensign Wood was a crew member of a PB4Y-2S Privateer patrol bomber with Patrol Bomber Squadron 9 assigned to Naval Air Station Kodiak, Alaska. On August 12, 1951, while on patrol, his aircraft crashed into a hill on Amak Island, Alaska killing 12 men on board.