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N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Ervin F. Ott
Ervin Ott, India, 1945
Ervin Ott, India, 1945.
Recent Address: 375 Ott Road, Bay City, MI 48706
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Family Information: Parents: Louis and Elsie; Wife: Betty Jane; Children: Janet and Michael
Hometown: Bay City, MI
Date Entered Service: May 30, 1942
Service Number: 16064004
Bomb Group: 444th Bomb Group
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Great Bend, Kansas; October 1943
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions Flown: Many
Targets: Tokyo, Omura, Bangkok, Yokohama, Rangoon, Formosa, Nanking (?), Kobe, Kure, Nagoya, Yawata, Anshan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
Awards/Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation (4)
Service Schools Attended: Curtis Wright Tech ; Gunnery School ; Advanced B-24 School - Lowery Field
Military Specialty(ies): Flight Engineer and Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt.
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6325 No Papa,42-6423 Urgin' Virgin
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th: October 10, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Gas station owner; Golf course.
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
When in China and India, the B-29 was not fit for service. However, by good work of the ground crews, the bugs were ironed out. Missions over Tokyo and other targets were flown too low. As a result many lives were needlessly sacrificed so someone could make a name for themselves.
Comments:
Mr. Ervin passed away September 9th 2012 and is buried at Floral Gardens Cemetery, Bay City, MI.

 


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