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1Lt Richard Tabor Otis
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1Lt Richard Tabor Otis

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 13 Oct 1942 (aged 22–23)
Fiji
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56118345 · View Source
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He attended the University of Vermont.

Otis was the pilot of B-26B #41-17590, assigned to the 5th Air Force, 38th Bombardment Group, 70th Bombardment Squadron. They were flying from Nandi airfield in Fiji on a local altitude training flight. They had a mid-air collision with P-39D #41-7043 south of Itai Island. Both planes plummeted into the sea and all men aboard were killed. None of their bodies were recovered.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Vermont.

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56118345
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Richard Tabor Otis (1919–13 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56118345, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .