Odin C Olsen

Military

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying on B-24 Liberator 42-40246 as Observer on Longnecker Crew.

Awards: DFC for the 1 Aug 1943 Ploesti raid, ACM, EAME Campaign Medal with one or more campaign stars, WW II Victory Medal

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Units served with

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-197
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Flight Officer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Thunder Mug
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 1 August 1943
  • Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Moline, Illinois

Revisions

Date21 Feb 2022 20:24:57
Contributordecwriter
Sources

Added to service data, bio and awards.

Date28 Aug 2019 13:54:56
Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster