Woodrow George Doak1

Male, #38575, (1 Nov 1916 - 15 Aug 2007)
Name Variation He was also known as Woodie. 
Birth*1 Nov 1916 Woodrow was born on 1 Nov 1916.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Oklahoma.2 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
Alice Doak (Mrs. Woodie Doak) wrote on June 5, 2000:
     "56 years ago tonight Woodie was crossing the English channel for Omaha Beach. He was in Naval Amphibious Force, small boats. He had been in North Africa, Salerino, and Sicily unloading supplies from liberty ships without much protection. Each officer had three small boats. From Sicily he went back to North Africa and then to England to train for the D-Day invasion. He took troupes ashore at Omaha before unloading supplies. He said the boys were deathly sea sick and no one anticipated the shelling our ships would get. The same LST that took him from N.Africa to England took him from France back to England.
     "He returned to the US on a ship where he guarded German prisoners. After 30 days leave, and some schooling at the amphibious base at Va. Beach he sailed for Iwa Jima. Spent the remainder of the war there. He said the Japanese suicide planes continued to come in at them even after the war was supposed to have ended. He didn't have many points since he wasn't married so took him along time to come home.
     "His ship at Iwo Jima, an ARL repair ship (a converted LST) left for Okinawa and for some reason they were ordered to return to Iwo Jima. Most of the boys who went to Okinawa from Iwo Jima didn't survive."1 
Death*15 Aug 2007 He died at Alexandria, Fairfax Co., Virginia, on 15 Aug 2007 at age 90.2 


Alice Neal Basnight
Last Edited11 Jun 2011


  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Alice Neal Basnight Doak (#38574), Alexandria, VA, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.