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Paul E Olson Sr.


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Aachen on 18 Dec 44 in P-51 #4414131, also P-51B 42-106917 'Mari-Helen' and P-51D 44-14444 'Supermouse', June-Dec. 18, 1944



  • David Archibald

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Kassel, left formation as ailerons were freezing, reduced his altitude accompanied by wingman. Overflying a crashed B-17 the pair made ready to destroy it by dropping fuel tanks and...

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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

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.


  • 44-14131

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-103036

    P-51 Mustang
    This was one of the first Mustangs assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron. ...

  • 43-6917 'Patricia' 'Marihelen'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 3-Oct-44 Crash-landed France Lt D W Chatfield RTD.


Event Location Date
Born Oil City, Pennsylvania
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 18 December 1944 – 29 April 1945
Died Lexington, KY 15 June 2007


Date Contributor Update
12 April 2019 15:39:02 solson Changes to suffix, nickname, awards and events

Paul E. Olson, Jr. 12-04-2019

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:11 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11227 / MACR 11227, Unit History / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list