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Lawrence Otto Lot - 101st Airborne/9th Aviation Engineers


Estate lot for Lawrence Otto - Obituary states:

"He served in the Army during World War II in the European Theater in England, France and Germany. He was a combat veteran with in Company A, 820th Engineer Aviation Battalion from from 1942 to 1945. He served in the glider troop and was honorably discharged on Oct. 3, 1945.

There is an extensive Order of Battle for the 820th on the Internet, which includes:

1944 1 Jun Boarded invasion ships at Newport, Wales.

1944 7 Jun Arrived on Normandy coast at 0900 hours, D plus 1.

1944 8 to 10 Jun June Landed on Omaha beach "Easy Red" at Vierville-sur-Mer, France.

Lawrence Otto's Ike Jacket, dated June 1944, with Ruptured Duck and set of T/4 NCO Stripes found in pocket. Clear traces these were removed from the uniform.

Traces of other removed insignia: USAAF 9th Aviation Engineers Shoulder Patch on the right shoulder, USAAF Patch on the left shoulder, with a AAF 9th Aviation Engineers Shoulder Patch sewn over it, and an "Airborne" Arc above that. Also, stateside Service Stripe and looks like 5 Overseas Service Stripes on left cuff.

Airborne/Engineers Wrist Compass

Boxed "June 6th 1944" French Medal awarded to D-Day Veterans.

Red Cross Ditty Bag and .30 Ammo Bandolier

  • Model: BI-OTTO-101st

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