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Ronald Mark Wood

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Ronald Mark Wood

February 21, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

R/176382

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

223 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 577 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VENRAY WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands

Grave Reference:

VII. E. 4.

Location:

Venray is located 40 Km east of Eindhoven in the south east province of Limburg. Approaching from Helmond via the road to Venray lies the first exit in Venray to Overloon N270. From the first crossroads along this road turn left and follow signposts to the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of RONALD MARK WOOD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ronald Mark Wood– Flight Sergeant Ronald Mark Wood was born February 7, 1921 at Bengough SK.  Joined the RCAF and took his training at the RAF station,  Nassau, Bahamas. He was stationed overseas in England  August 17, 1944. From there he went on many missions over Germany as gunner. 
    On a mission the evening of February 20, 1945, his plane was attacked by JA88 fighters  and went down near the German village of Sirhenausen.  Five parachuted to safety while six perished.  As the plane went down in flames,  Ronald kept firing,  scoring a hit and damaging one of the attacking planes. This told by his navigator Ronald Johnson in a letter to his parents  May 22, 1945. A quote from that letter--"He did not let anyone down-he carried out the job for which he was trained more than magnificently."
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Ronald Mark Wood is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Ronald Mark Wood is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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