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Oscar Randolph Fladmark Jr.


Flew 64 combat missions,in WWII,then served in Air National Guard, Korean War (he flew 100 combat missions).

After Korean War he served at Scott AFB as Flight Leader. Promoted to Major in 1955.

Fladmark was killed in a car crash on 27 July 1955 in Yuma AZ. He was stationed at Grandview AFB at time. 270 hours in World War II, July-Dec. 1944, P-51D 44-13786

Air Medal w 10/Oak Leaf Cluster (WWII); DFC (Korean War); 'Mach Busters Club' Award (F86);



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Units served with

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron


  • 44-13786

    P-51 Mustang
    Lost 31-Dec-44 - Lt Donald L Murphy KIA MACR 11459.


  • 698

    2 November 1944

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...


Event Location Date
Born Moe, South Dakota 23 June 1922

Father Alesund, Norway and Mother Norwegian Nationality.

Died San Diego, CA, USA 27 July 1955

San Diego Naval Hospital, California. Car Accident Yuma Air Base, Yuma, Arizona.

Full Military Honors Sioux Falls, SD, USA 2 August 1955

MAJOR OSCAR R. FLADMARK, JR. Memorial Service was Second Largest at First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. South Dakota Governor Joe Foss (Medal of Honor) folded flag, Missing Man Formation Flyover with South Dakota Air National Guard Jets. Several Newspaper and Television Reports. Associated Press (National), Kansas City Star Newspaper (Front Page) and Twin Cities, Minnesota TV News Media.

Buried Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2 August 1955

Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls, South Dakota


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20 September 2015 16:12:37 Changes to events

Oscar Randolph Fladmark, Jr., Biography.

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20 September 2015 16:05:39 Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / son, Unit History