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 Info: 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
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Location of Unit: Great Bend, Kansas; October 1943
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: Many
Targets: Tokyo, Omura, Bangkok, Yokohama, Rangoon, Formosa, Nanking (?), Kobe, Kure, Nagoya, Yawata, Anshan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation (4)
Service Schools: Curtis Wright Tech; Gunnery School; Advanced B-24 School - Lowery Field
MOS: 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
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Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: October 10, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Gas station owner; Golf course
Thoughts About the 58th: 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. Ott passed away September 9th 2012 and is buried at Floral Gardens Cemetery, Bay City, MI.

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