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Olger I Aal

Military

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Brussels, one of five A/C bombing Diest aerodrome, failed to rejoin after attack, cause unknown 29-Aug-44. 1st Lt Aal Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8312.

3 victories.

Awards: DFC, AM (3 OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born North Dakota, USA 3 January 1923
Lived in Williston, ND 58801, USA 1940
Assigned Raydon 1944 – 29 August 1944

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Airport Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, USA 17 March 1944

Forced Landing due to Engine Failure Galveston AAF Texas Cat 4 damage, pilot 2nd Lt Olger I Aal, 17-Mar-44.

P-47D 42-23276 - 515FBS, 407FBG.

Died Linter, Belgium 29 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Brussels, one of five A/C bombing Diest aerodrome, failed to rejoin after attack, cause unknown 29-Aug-44. 1st Lt Aal Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8312.

Buried Sint Truiden, Belgium 31 August 1944

Airfield Cemetery
St Trond, Belgium

Buried 1945

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neuville-en-Condroz
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium.
Plot D Row 5 Grave 39

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2016 17:00:01 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Aal%2C+Olger
https://www.fold3.com/image/28690427
https://www.fold3.com/page/529854716_olger_i%20aal/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Aal%2C+Olger

Date Contributor Update
01 June 2015 13:02:58 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWI...

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2015 17:06:08 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards and events
Sources

Findagrave record: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55846995

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2014 18:07:28 Deemax Changes to events
Sources

http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/american-war-cemetery-ar...

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2014 11:11:39 PhillWray Changes to awards
Sources

Associated with award from short biography.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Jonah's Feet Are Dry, p.634 / MACR 8312 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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