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Lincolnville in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Wilbert Henry Otte

Fireman First Class, United States Navy

 
 
Wilbert Henry Otte Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
1. Wilbert Henry Otte Memorial
Inscription.

Erected to the memory of
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
Wilbert Henry Otte Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 28, 2012
2. Wilbert Henry Otte Memorial
Looking southeast
not sunk.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wilbert H. Otte at World War II Memorial Online. (Submitted on February 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USS Birmingham (CL-62) Photo Archive at NavSource Online. (Submitted on February 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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