Edwin Ernest Wood (1921 - 1944)

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Edwin Ernest Wood
1921 - 1944
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c. 1921
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October 16, 1944
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Edwin Ernest Wood was born c. 1921. He died on October 16, 1944 at age 23.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 1576342 Rank: Flight Sergeant Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit/ship/squadron: 115 Sqdn. Honors/awards: Mentioned In Despatches
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Edwin Ernest Wood died on October 16, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in Runnymede Memorial Panel 223., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1921. There is no information about Edwin's surviving family.

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In 1921, in the year that Edwin Ernest Wood was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1930, by the time he was only 9 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1944, in the year of Edwin Ernest Wood's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

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