John Edward Hood was born 20 October 1923, Tennessee to Samuel Hood and Maggie Rodgers.
He Died non Battle 1 September 1943, San Bernardino
Private First Class
John Hood enlisted on 1 January 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The San Bernardino County Sun, 3 September 1943
An inquest will not be held into the death of two soldiers, killed Wednesday night near Redlands when their stolen car skidded and crashed broadside into another auto, according to Coroner R.E. Williams. Pvt. John E. Hood, 22 years old, was instantly killed, and Pvt. Randolph Hubert Reynolds, also 22, died en route to a hospital. Both men were stationed at an Army camp near Banning.
Private Hood was a resident of Cleveland, Tenn., and Private Reynolds’ home was in Toshes, Va.
Their car, apparently traveling at high speed, crashed into one driven by Nelson McMahon, civilian flight instructor at Blythe. Mr. McMahon and two passengers in his car, Sgt. M.R. Allen and Pfc. Frank Giese, suffered cuts and bruises. A few minutes before the accident, the car in which Hood and Reynolds were riding had been stolen from Rialto avenue near D street. The car was owned by Earl Norman, of Redlands, an employe of a Wholesale grocery firm where the car was parked.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 20 October 1923
- Date of death: 1 September 1943
- County: Bradley
- Hometown: Cleveland
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 369th Engineers
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Benton Station Cemetery, Benton Station, Polk County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Top Panel
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