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Remembering World War II Otis Wilfred Libby Royal Canadian Air Force
Otis Wilfrid Libby Sergeant R/204842 Royal Canadian Air Force July 26, 1924 (actual 1925) Nanaimo, British Columbia November 26, 1942 Vancouver, British Columbia RR1 New Westminister, BC 18 (actual 17) 5 feet, 6½ inches Dark Brown Brown Single Lathe Operator (Timberland Lumber Co.) Church of England Gladys Libby (Mother) RR1 New Westminister, BC June 17, 1944 18 Brookwood 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.