Junior Francis Ott was born in Neuberts, Tennessee, the son of John Walker Ott and Goldie Lucille Case. Brother of Alma Louisa Ott, David William Walker Ott, Curtis Ray Ott, Homer E. Ott. He enlisted on February 12, 1943 in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

Died in Reno, Nevada, in October 14, 1944

Corporal Ott was killed in the crash of B-24D Liberator #42-40166, five miles northeast of Tonopah Army Airfield, Nevada. Four officers and four enlisted men died in the cash.

Crew members:
Lt George R. Gilpin
Lt Edward r. Schindler
2nd Lt Joh R. Hoye
2nd Lt Jack P. McChesney
Cpl Fred Rains
Cpl Harry A. Moore
Cpl Junior F. Ott
PFC Lynn Steele

Junior is buried at the Old Cedar Grove Cemetery in Blount County, TN.

He was raised by a strong loving family. Mammaw Goldie, his mother, was a beautiful God fearing woman ..my Pappas, his brother Homer, loved Junior and always told us about his brother ..if I’m remembering right it was Junior that people would come from miles around to hear him play banjo.
–Submitted by Erin Reid, his grand-niece.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 December 1923
  • Date of death: 14 October 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Neuberts
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Old Cedar Grove Cemetery, Blount County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Erin Reid

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