Otis Wilfrid Libby SergeantR/204842Royal Canadian Air ForceJuly 26, 1924 (actual 1925) Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNovember 26, 1942Vancouver, British ColumbiaRR1 New Westminister, BC18 (actual 17)5 feet, 6½ inchesDarkBrownBrownSingleLathe Operator (Timberland Lumber Co.)Church of EnglandGladys Libby (Mother) RR1 New Westminister, BCJune 17, 194418Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom 54. E. 6.
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Sergeant Otis Wilfrid Libby began his trained in Canada between April 7, 1943 and November 24, 1943. He embarked Halifax on November 24, 1943 and disembarked in the United Kingdom on December 1, 1943.No. 3 LFS (Lancaster Finishing School) RAF Station Feltwell, Norfork.On June 17, 1944, Lancaster ED 376 with a crew of six, including Sergeant Libby serving as air gunner, on a long-night training flight departed the airfield on June 16. On the return journey, the aircraft crashed at 1:59 am on June 17 near Southery after colliding with Lancaster W4851. All crew members of both aircraft were killed.Sergeant Libby was buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, on June 22, 1944. The Commonwealth War Grave Commission lists the age of Sergeant Libby as 18 years at death.