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Otto W. Becker
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1916
Death: Jul. 7, 1944, Germany

Bombardier 1st/Lt Otto W.Becker, KIA
Hometown Pharr, TX
Squadron: 564th BS 389th Bomb Group
Service: O-688163
Pilot Capt William P.Bates, KIA MN

Target:Halle, Germany
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 7-Jul-44
Serial Number: 42-51144
Aircraft Model B-24HSH-25-DT
Aircraft Letter: A
Aircraft Name:
Location: 20 miles N. of Halle
Cause: AA damage led to mid-air collision with 492nd BG B-24 10 KIA, 3 POW.

Notes: This aircraft with Command Pilot Capt. Walter Beckett aboard was leading the 453rd Bomb Group & 2nd Combat Wing when at 0927 it collided head-on with an unidentified B-24 of another group. Both aircraft went down. Three chutes observed. Capt. Beckett, Lt. Koske, and FO Saugen were survivors from 42-51144.
Five 389th BG aircraft are lost on a mission to Halle, Germany.

Capt. William P. Bates
Capt Walter R. Beckett,
1st/Lt. Otto W. Becker
Lt John C. Kosky,,
1Lt Frank E. Nadler
1Lt Wilfred J. Thom
T/Sgt Walter W. Berg
T/Sgt Robert Lastrapes
S/Sgt Kenneth M. Berry
S/Sgt William Bilowich
S/Sgt Kenneth M. Berry
S/Sgt Jack T. Reynolds
S/Sgt Ansley E.Thompson

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Note: 1LT, US Army Air Corps, World War II
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section R Site 46
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 345983
Otto W. Becker
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Otto W. Becker
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