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Otto W Bey

Military

Service

People

  • Adolph Bondarek

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 47th Bomb Group

  • William McCally

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 47th Bomb Group

  • William McCally

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 47th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 47th Bomb Group
  • 84th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born LaCrosse, WI 11 December 1921
Enlisted Milwaukee, WI 14 March 1941
Rated Pilot, Appointed Flight Officer Oklahoma City, OK 16 January 1943

Will Rogers Army Airfield

Died near Vallerotonda, Italy 17 December 1943

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 24 December 1948

Oak Grove Cemetery
La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2021 02:17:45 466thHistorian Changes to nationality, service number, highest rank, role, awards, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.47thbombgroup.org/macr/1595.html

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2021 02:14:35 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94345282/otto-w.-bey/photo
http://www.47thbombgroup.org/macr/1595.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94345282/otto-w.-bey/photo
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/15822089/person/1803485...

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