The Pima Air & Space Museum is restoring a Curtiss P-40E-1 Warhawk, a World War II fighter aircraft. The plane is from the 49th Fighter Group, 9th Fighter Squadron, Papua New Guinea, 1942.
Sidney S. Woods ’39, a quarterback for the University of Arizona football team from 1935-39, was the aircraft’s regular pilot. The Alumni Association honored Woods by naming an award for him in 1941. The Sidney S. Woods Alumni Service Award is given to an alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated unwavering interest in and loyalty to the UA.
After his decorated military career, Woods became prominent in the field of agriculture and also was a member of the Arizona Board of Regents.