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William C. Olsen, Jr.
 
William C. Olsen Jr. and Joe Strobile, 1945
William C. Olsen Jr. (L) and Joe Strobile, 1945
 
 
Recent Address:   112 Orozco Avenue, Bastrop, TX 78602-7695
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: William Sr. and Clara; Siblings: John, Thomas, Wiley
 
Hometown:   Taylor, Texas
 
Date Entered Service:   October 29, 1941
 
Service Number:   18057297
 
Bomb Group:   444th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   677th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, AZ; May 5, 1943
 
Missions Flown:    
 
Hump Missions Flown:   3
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Good Conduct Medal,American Defense Service Medal,American Theater Service Medal,Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Service Stars,Distinguished Unit Citation,Service Stripe,Overseas Service Bars (3),Certificates of Merit (2),Western Pacific Campaign
 
Service Schools Attended:   Aircraft Mechanics School Nov 1941-Apr 1942
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic, MOS 405-Clerk-Typist
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   S/Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   October 4, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 31, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   Three years inactive reserves.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Parts Manager for GM Car Dealer; Service Manager for GM Car Dealer
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
The memories are too many and too great to enumerate. These are things that have brought me back for 25 wonderful reunions.
 
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William C. Olsen Jr. (L) and Joe Strobile, 1945
William C. Olsen Jr. (L) and Joe Strobile, 1945

 

Nell & Bill Olsen 1995
Nell & Bill Olsen 1995

 


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