Odin C OlsenMilitary
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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- 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...