His brother, Joseph D. Law, born 30 May 1923, served in the USAAF, a Corporal, # 13080903, from 15 June 1942 to 24 November 1945. He was overseas from 19 August 1942 to 20 November 1945. He died 4 November 2017 in Mechanisburg, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, and is buried in the Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Columbarium, Mechanisburg, Pennsylvania.

OTT, WALTER W,, JR., Staff Sergeant, # 35892585, USAAF

 

Walter W. Ott Jr. was born on 25 October 1923 in Columbus, Bartholomew Co., Indiana, to Walter W. Ott (1888-1947) (IN) and Hazel (McKinney) Armuth nee Ott (1895-1991) (IN) (married 20 February 1915, IN). Siblings included Frances Avenell (Ott) McClintic (1916-1983), Norma Jean (Ott) Hatgelt (1927-2006)

 

He was trained in the maintenance and repair of the weapons mounted on the B-24 Liberator. He was sent overseas to India. He earned his crewman wings. On 29 March 1945, a B-24M, # 44-50335, assigned to 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb Group, 9th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Pandaveswar, India, on a bombing mission over Rangoon, Burma. It was last seen at coordinates 17º 10’ North & 95º 20’ East, flying west toward the Burma coast (Bay of Bengal). The witnesses who last saw the B-24M were SSgt Owen E. Maddox, 35728501, Sgt George A. Fisher, 35882687, and Cpl Jimmie J. Bearden, 18167597. The last in radio contact were LtCol William B. Kyes, 0-425090, and 1stLt Phocian B. Hatten, 0-533189. 7th Bomb Group sent a sortie to search. Air Sea Rescue searched. SSgt Ott is remembered on the wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

HARRELL, WILLIAM DONOVAN, Sergeant, # 35799693, USAAF

 

William D. Harrell was born 1925 in Ohio to Richard Donovan Harrell (1898-1984) (OH) and Alberta Sophia (Rohlf) Harrell (1891-1978) (IN) (married 22 January 1919, OH). Siblings were Betty Clara (Harrell) Reeves (1920-1999) and Donna Rae Harrell (1932-    ). He was a high school graduate. His father was a chemist (dye maker) in 1940.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Cincinatti, Ohio, on 17 April 1943. He was trained as a basic armorer and was receiving instruction on operation of the .50 caliber machinegun on the B-24 Liberator. He was sent overseas to India. He earned his crewman wings. On 29 March 1945, a B-24M, # 44-50335, assigned to 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb Group, 9th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Pandaveswar, India, on a bombing mission over Rangoon, Burma. It was last seen at coordinates 17º 10’ North & 95º 20’ East, flying west toward the Burma coast (Bay of Bengal).