Harry E. Olsen

Lt. Harry E. Olsen, 1943
Lt. Harry E. Olsen, 1943
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Family Info: Wife: Miriam; Children: Harry C., Christine Latter
Hometown: Martinez, CA
Date Entered Service: February 9, 1942
Service Number: AF19849473
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 795th
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Location of Unit: Salina, Kansas; November 12, 1943
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: 15
Targets: Bangkok, Nagasaki, Yawata, Nanking, Manchuria, Omura, Singapore, Shanghai, Rangoon, Hankow, Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Cam Rahn Bay
Awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge, Sharp Shooter Badge
Service Schools: Pine Bluff - Aviation Nov 1942-Mar 1943; Blackland Army - Flying Mar 1943-May 1943; Tarrant Field - B-24 May 1943-Nov 1943
MOS: MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: Major
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6284 Challenger (Co-pilot),42-24893 Li'l Organ Annie (Pilot), 42-65275 Hi Stepper
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Date Transferred from the 58th: 1945
Date Discharged: August 22, 1978
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Accountant
Thoughts About the 58th: Harry and crew were in India from April 29, 1944 to May 6, 1945. They were stationed on Tinian from May 7, 1945 until August, 1945. Harry an I enjoyed all of the reunions that we attended. We enjoyed meeting buddies and their families, a great Air Force group. Harry always enjoyed flying and bought a Cessna 172 after the war, attended some of the reunions in the plane. He was proud of his part in winning World War II and congratulates all of his crew and all of the military. -- Miriam Olsen
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Yates Smith, Harry Olsen, Winston Fisher, 1984 Reunion, Seattle, WA
Yates Smith, Harry Olsen, Winston Fisher, 1984 Reunion, Seattle, WA
Maj. Harry Olsen and wife Miriam, San Antonio Reunion, 1996
Maj. Harry Olsen and wife Miriam, San Antonio Reunion, 1996

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