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Charles Austin Shott
Engineer aboard B-29 "Calamity Sue" 42-6334, POW

Charles Austin Shott, 85, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003 in Camarillo, Calif. He was born Nov. 3, 1918 in Butte, Montana. He was a resident of Ojai for 15 years, beginning in 1970.1985. Mr. Shott was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was shot down by the Japanese in his B-29 aircraft and was a prisoner of war from Aug. 20, 1944 until Aug. 29, 1945. He was honorably discharged in 1947, and discharged from the Air Force Reserve in 1955. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He retired from Pacific Bell Telephone in 1970. His longtime career as a fisherman and boat captain spanned nearly 30 years. Mr. Shott is survived by his wife, Betty Hebert Shott, of Camarillo; sister Elizabeth Clark of Woodland Hills; sons Steven Shott of Camarillo, and Craig Shott of Santa Barbara; daughters Teri McFarland of Encinitas, Donna Shott of Colorado, and Teryl Miller of Minnesota; and Betty's children, daughter Jeanne Faxon of Camarillo, and sons Gary Goss of Lake Elsinore, and Tim Goss of Wildomar.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Shott, his mother, Hazel Shott, and late wives, Betty Shott and Chloe Shott. Services will be held Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lobster Trap Restaurant, 3605 Peninsula Road, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home, Ojai.

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