OFF FOR DIEPPE
Wood as he took off for the Dieppe raid in the original "Stinky," a B-ijF. This picture
was clipped from an R.K,0. news film, made by the government.
Pilot of the Fortress "Stinky"
By I I A PRESTON, Mercer '43
irst' Lieut. William Lee Wood,
Mercer '41, has partidpated in more
than twenty sweeps across the English
Channel as a pilot of the Flying Fortress
"Stinky," and- is now on duty with the
Army Air Forces in North Africa.
A veteran of the raids on Dieppe,
Rouen, and Lille, it was reported recently
that his fortress was credited with the
sinking of an Axis cruiser. After an as-signment to the newest type fortress, the
B-17F, Brother Wood promptly dubbed
it "Stinky, Jr."
Brother Wood graduated from Mercer
University, Macon, Georgia, in 1941, volunteered for cadet training, and was a
member of class 42-B while in primary
flight training at Arlege Field, Texas. He
received his basic training at Randolph
Field, Texas, and was ordered to McDill
Field, Florida, for further training.
En route to England the original
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WILLIAM LEE WOOD, Mercer,
A Boy Scout; veteran of many raids in Europe;
conqueror of an Axis Cruiser.