Otto W Bey

Military

Object Number - UPL 47523 - Flight Officer Otto W. Bey Pilot 47th BG - 85th BS - 12th AF KIA 17 December 1943

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Units served with

A-26 Invaders, including (serial number 43-22575) of the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force lined up in Italy.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 85th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: RAF Ta Kali, Ta Qali

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

LaCrosse, WI 1921-12-11

Enlisted

Milwaukee, WI 1941-03-14

Died

near Vallerotonda, Italy 1943-12-17 A very near flak burst set the aircraft on fire. The pilot maintained control as the a/c barely cleared a mountain and the gunners bailed out. The a/c then fell off on a wing and impacted the ground.

Buried

La Crosse, WI 1948-12-24 Oak Grove Cemetery La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA

Other

Rated Pilot, Appointed Flight Officer

Oklahoma City, OK 1943-01-16 Will Rogers Army Airfield

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