Otto Seifert

Captain (Pilot)

Born: 30 March 1921; New Ulm, Minnesota
Died: 13 May 1943; Solomon Islands (Shot down not recovered)
Education: St. Johns Prep School, Collegeville, MN; University of Notre Dame (2 years)
Entered Marine Corps: 7 July 1941 via Navy V-5 Program.
Service #: 010972

Summary: Designated Naval Aviator (#13300) 15 May 1942 at Miami, Florida. Commissioned Second Lieutenant USMCR 23 April 1942. Credited with one aerial victory. War diary entry on 13 May 1943 noted Lieutenant O.J. Seifert "Last seen diving at 45 degrees trailing white smoke, 5 miles North West of the Russells." On that day he was flying wing on Archie Donahue who shot down 4 Zeros and one probable. Otto Seifert was promoted posthumously to captain on 15 June 1943. He was awarded the Purple Heart and various other campaign ribbons and medals.

Survived by:

James R. Seifert
401 South State Street
New Ulm, MN 56073

Richard H. Seifert M.D.
1208 Oak Street
Fargo, ND 58102

Mrs. Bernard (Marie) Reichel
Summer Hill Villa Apt. 105
24431 Lyons Ave
Santa Clarita, CA 91321