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Sgt Otho Thomas Powers

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Sgt Otho Thomas Powers

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 20 Nov 1943 (aged 27)
Makin, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Burial McAdoo, Dickens County, Texas, USA
Plot Section B, Row 14
Memorial ID 57685767 View Source
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Son of John T and Emmie Powers

Otho Thomas Powers
Entered Service: March 20, 1941
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Rank: Sgt.
Duty Assignment: Tank Battalion
Died: KIA November 20, 1943 Macon (sic) Island, North Pacific WWII.*
Military Unit: Army - Tank BN.
Burial: McAdoo Cemetery
Submitted by Coy Powers (Dickens County Military War Casualties Website)

On November 20, 1943, Americans landed on Makin Island. Sixty six men died in the invasion , including Otho Powers. Due to sinking a ship and hit on the turret on another ship, the Navy lost almost seven hundred men. The island was taken and secured in less than three days
Contributor: Royce Arnold Scott (49073092) •


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