William C. Olsen, Jr.

William C. Olsen Jr. (L) and Joe Strobile, 1945
William C. Olsen Jr. (L) and Joe Strobile, 1945
Recent Address: 112 Orozco Avenue, Bastrop, TX 78602-7695
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Family Info: Parents: William Sr. and Clara; Siblings: John, Thomas, Wiley
Hometown: Taylor, Texas
Date Entered Service: October 29, 1941
Service Number: 18057297
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 677th
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson, AZ; May 5, 1943
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions: 3
Targets:
Awards: 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: Aircraft Mechanics School Nov 1941-Apr 1942
MOS: MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic, MOS 405-Clerk-Typist
Rank Upon Discharge: S/Sgt
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Where You a POW?:
POW Location:
Where You a Interned?:
Internment Location:
Date Transferred from the 58th: October 4, 1945
Date Discharged: October 31, 1945
Post WWII Service: Three years inactive reserves
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Parts Manager for GM Car Dealer; Service Manager for GM Car Dealer
Thoughts About the 58th: 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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