Alexander Philip Stepto WOOD

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WOOD, Alexander Philip Stepto

Service Number: 400747
Enlisted: 13 October 1940, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: 5 Operational Training Unit
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 July 1916
Home Town: Caulfield, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong Grammar School. Victoria, Australia - Master of Arts.
Occupation: Sharebroker
Died: Aircraft accident, Wallan, Shire of Mitchell, Victoria, 29 April 1944, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(DVA) Official Commemoration - Grave Location: Block 1/Plot P/Row B/Grave 14. Roll of Honour: Caulfield, Victoria.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 400747
13 Oct 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 400747, 5 Operational Training Unit
13 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 400747, 5 Operational Training Unit, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Samuel Octavius and Helen-Dorethea Wood

Husband of Suzanne Olga Wood of Glen Iris, Victoria

 

RAAF training aircraft Oxford LW999 crashed near Wallan, Victoria killing all crew onboard:

Squadron Leader Allyn Clive Douglass DSO, DFC (Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross) 404374

Flight Lieutenant Alexander Philip Stepto Wood 400747  

Pilot Officer Gordon Lobban 423771