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Louise L. Share, Red Cross Home Service Chairman, received the War Department’s notification Sunday afternoon about 4 o’clock of the death of 1/Lieut. Donald J. Gott, on November 9 while on a mission over Germany. Mr. Share delivered the sad message to the Pilot’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. Joe Gott, northeast of Arnett.
Lt. Gott was the Pilot of a B-17 bomber, based in England.
He was born June 3, 1923, was a graduate from Fargo High School with the Class of ’41.
He volunteered for the Service in September, 1942. His training finished, he left for overseas on July 27, 1944.
In addition to the parents, the Officer is survived by a brother and sister, Otto J. Gott and Miss Hazel, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Raymond Compton of the home address.
Innumerable friends of the Gott family will be grieved to learn of his being killed in action. The family has the heartfelt sympathy of everyone in this area.
Northwest Oklahoman and Ellis County News
01 Dec 1944
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