Otto, Leon, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
616X-Limited Duty Officer - Ordnance - Surface
Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1952-1953, USS Philippine Sea (CVS-47)
Service Years
1925 - 1953
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Contact Info
Home Town
Tobias, NE
Last Address
Tobias, NE

Date of Passing
Jun 27, 1962
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Z 126

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30

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US Navy Honorable Discharge

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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Relief (AH-1)USS Maryland (BB-46)Prisoner of War
CNO - OPNAV/Director COMSEC Material System (DCMS - NCMS)USS Philippine Sea (CVS-47)
  1926-1927, FC-0000, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1927-1927, FC-0000, USS Relief (AH-1)
  1927-1929, FC-0000, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1929-1932, FC-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  1932-1936, FC-0000, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1936-1937, FC-0000, USS Twiggs (DD-127)
  1938-1938, WO, USS Melville (AD-2)
  1938-1939, WO, USS Concord (CL-10)
  1939-1942, CWO, Cavite Philippines
  1942-1945, CWO, Prisoner of War/Japan
  1945-1946, 616X, CMS A&A/Command Material System A&A Team, Pearl Harbor, HI
  1947-1949, 000X, USS Pasadena (CL-65)
  1949-1952, Naval Ammunition Depot McAlester, OK
  1952-1953, USS Philippine Sea (CVS-47)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Japanese air attacks on US vessels in Cavite
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Raids on the Sui-ho Dam
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 01, 2018, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Gunner Leon J. Otto,  was captured by Japanese armed forces on 6, May 1942  after the surrender of Corregidor. He survived the death march and after interment in several Japanese POW camps he was repatriated to U.S. Military Control from Tokyo POW Camp (Shinjuku) Tokyo Bay Area 35-140 on 29, August 1945. "God Bless HIs Soul."
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