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Sgt Otis Donald Craig

Sgt Otis Donald Craig

Birth
Wyoming, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 26 Nov 1944 (aged 19)
Germany
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot A Row 13 Grave 8
Memorial ID 56356729 · View Source
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Son of William Dennison Craig & Rhoda A. Warrington Craig.

Otis, who resided at 415 West Thirtieth Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Staff Sergeant & Tail Gunner on B-24H (#42-94940), 701st Bomber Squadron, 445th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on August 20, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Otis was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was hit by enemy flak over Germany and crashed during the war. He was decorated with the Purple Heart.

He also has a cenotaph in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery, Camden, Delaware - "click here".

Service # 32956491

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Airmen who perished on B-24H (#42-94940):

Bailey, Herbert E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, CT
Boykin, William L, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, PA
Craig, Otis D ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, DE
Crespolini, Americo A ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, PA
Gutowsky, Joe A ~ S/Sgt, Nose Gunner, WI
Tubergen, Gary V, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, MI

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56356729
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Otis Donald Craig (23 Jan 1925–26 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56356729, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .