EM2C Harry William Ott

New York, USA
Death 10 Mar 1944
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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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 56293094
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for EM2C Harry William Ott (unknown–10 Mar 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56293094, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .