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Theodore E Otto

Military

Theodore E. Otto was on board 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. Ted Otto and 6 others of the 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned to base, but Bombardier James H. Shaver and Top Turret Gunner Edward F. Myers were made prisoner as they had bailed out.
MACR 10468.

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People

  • Gail Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt Gail E. Anderson Jr was Tail Gunner on board 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. Anderson and 6 others of the 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned to...

  • Johnnie Bevilacqua

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Johnnie Bevilacqua was on board 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. Johnnie Bevilacqua and 6 others of the 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned to base, but...

  • Clifford Foss

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    1st Lt Clifford W. Foss was pilot of B-17 Serial 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. Clifford Foss and 6 others of his 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned...

  • Robert Houston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Robert W. Houston was on board 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. Houston and 6 others of the 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned to base, but Bombardier...

  • Myron Loyet

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 385th Bomb Group
    Myron M. Loyet was on board 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. Loyet and 6 others of the 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned to base, but Bombardier James...

  • Edward Myers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Top Turret Gunner T/Sgt Edward F. Myers was on board 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. The pilot and 6 others of the 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned...

  • Otho Quick

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Otho J. Quick was on board 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. Quick and 6 others of the 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned to base, but Bombardier...

  • James Shaver

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 385th Bomb Group
    Lt James Shaver was bombardier on board 43-38566 on the 21 November 1944 mission. That plane was involved in a mid-air collision with another 550th Squadron aircraft, 43-38270. The pilot and 6 others of the 9-man crew on 43-38566 returned to base, but...

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Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 550th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38566

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/8/44; Lincoln 6/9/44; Grenier 24/9/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-T] Gt Ashfield 25/9/44; returning from Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Cliff Foss (Cobb), Otho Quick, Myron Loyet, Theo Otto, Bob Houston, John Bevilcqua, Gail Anderson (7...

Missions

  • 720

    21 November 1944

Associated Place

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts, United States 1923
Enlisted Boston, Massachusetts, United States 25 March 1943
Returned (RTD) Germany 21 November 1944
Died Framingham, Massachusetts, United States August 1985

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2015 12:53:17 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged wit duplicate entry to include details drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10468

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2015 14:12:07 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 10468
NARA WWII Enlistment records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10468 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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