Lincolnville in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Wilbert Henry Otte
Fireman First Class, United States Navy
Wilbert H. Otte FF/C U.S.N.
Born Apr. 14, 1922
Killed in Action May 4, 1945
Aboard the U.S.S. Birmingham
Location. 38° 30.004′ N, 96° 57.973′ W. Marker is in Lincolnville, Kansas, in Marion County. Marker is on Cemetery/Vista Road north of 7th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Memorial is in Lincolnville Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Lincolnville KS 66858, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chaplain (Father) Emil J. Kapaun (approx. 4.3 miles away); Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun (approx. 4.5 miles away); Civil War and Woman's Relief Corps Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Father Juan de Padilla & Quivira (approx. 10.4 miles away); Old Santa Fe Trail (approx. 10.6 miles away); Hill School Bell (approx. 10.8 miles away); Elgin House (approx. 10.9 miles away); Rock Island Depot (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Regarding Wilbert Henry Otte. The NavSource Online link states that the USS Birmingham was struck by a Japanese kamikaze during desperate fighting off Okinawa on May 4, 1945. The ship suffered 52 killed and 82 wounded but was
Also see . . .
1. Wilbert H. Otte at World War II Memorial Online. (Submitted on February 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. USS Birmingham (CL-62) Photo Archive at NavSource Online. (Submitted on February 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.