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EM2C Harry William Ott

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EM2C Harry William Ott

Birth
New York, USA
Death
10 Mar 1944
At Sea
Burial
Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot
Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID
56293094 View Source

Son of Mr. Harry Ott who resided in Buffalo, New York.

Harry served as a Electrician's Mate, Second Class, U.S.S. Leopold (DE-319), U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

The Leopold, while on a convoy mission from New York City to England, was hit by a torpedo from German submarine U-255 and sank south of Iceland in the North Atlantic during the war.

Harry was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 524987

170 others were lost during this attack on the Leopold including also from Erie County, New York:

Astyk, Vincent E ~ MM3C
Ayrault, George ~ Ltjg
Currey, Francis Patrick ~ SM3C
Ohar, John ~ S2C

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Son of Mr. Harry Ott who resided in Buffalo, New York.

Harry served as a Electrician's Mate, Second Class, U.S.S. Leopold (DE-319), U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

The Leopold, while on a convoy mission from New York City to England, was hit by a torpedo from German submarine U-255 and sank south of Iceland in the North Atlantic during the war.

Harry was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 524987

170 others were lost during this attack on the Leopold including also from Erie County, New York:

Astyk, Vincent E ~ MM3C
Ayrault, George ~ Ltjg
Currey, Francis Patrick ~ SM3C
Ohar, John ~ S2C

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56293094
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56293094/harry-william-ott: accessed ), memorial page for EM2C Harry William Ott (unknown–10 Mar 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56293094, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557).