CLARK A. HOOD, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Clark Hood, Jr. '35

Date of birth: August 9, 1912

Date of death: June 11, 1942

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Clark was lost when the B-24 bomber he was aboard was shot down near Kiska Harbor, Alaska, on June 11, 1942. He was a pilot with Patrol Squadron (VP) 42 but was aboard as an observer. The aircraft and crew were members of the USAAF's 11th Air Force, 28th Bombardment Group, 21st Bombardment Squadron.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in Texas. http://www.naval-history.net/WW2UScasaaDB-USNbyNameH.htm

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Clark Alexander Hood, Jr. (NSN: 0-74902), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in June 1942. In addition to flying all-night patrols in contact with the enemy, he voluntarily accomplished the first bombing mission against Japanese vessels in Kiska Harbor. With utter disregard for his own personal safety, he carried on tirelessly and courageously until he was shot down. His eager acceptance of responsibility and his conscientious devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 313 (April 1943)
Action Date: June 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant


Class of 1935

Clark is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 in Memorial Hall.