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Arvid Oliver Dahl

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 tours (47 missions) Schweinfurt August 1943 and 14 October 1943; acting C. O. 524th Sq August - November 1944; Pilot B-17 first (and only) glide bomb mission on Cologne 1943; flew only squadron Group Wing leads after September 1943

Awards: SS, DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

1 probable ME 109 (flew as Tail Gunner), Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 232

Service

People

  • Constant Anszperger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage in B-17 42-29933. RTD. ETD. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Ballou

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC, AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Weldon Bledsoe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Marshall Fisher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lester Hanes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    As a lead bombardier, 379th bomb Group (Heavy), 524 Squadron, First Lieutenant Hanes flew with Pilots Arvid C. Dahl, Andrew B. Cero and John L. Swanner. He flew many missions with Navigator John P. Hughes. ...

  • Thomas MacMorran

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    12 August 1943 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage in B-17 42-29933.

  • John McCullen

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany in B17 42-29933, landed with severe bomb damage. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ole Nelson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 22 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wernigeerode in B-17 42-31028; Hit by flak, exploded in mid-air and crashed near Munster, Germany on 22-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2872. ...

  • Charles Olson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-17 42-31535; shot down by enemy aircraft on 30-Jan-44, baled out near Essern, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Rickel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD AWards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31040 Duffy's Tavern

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/43; Scott 21/9/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 27/9/43. [The crewmen shown in FRE 1236 would have been Captain Arvid Dahl's crew: ...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minneapolis, Minnesota 20 May 1917

Son of George and Emma Dahl.

Based Kimbolton July 1943 – February 1945

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Gig Harbor, WA 24 November 2008
Buried Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA 27 November 2008

Tahoma National Cemetery
Kent,
King County, WA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2019 18:41:53 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/92337017-arvid-oliver-dahl
https://www.fold3.com/record/624382455-arvid-dahl-1917
https://www.fold3.com/image/48252094?terms=Dahl,%20Arvid%20O
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72656986/arvid-oliver-dahl

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2019 17:36:54 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/92337017-arvid-oliver-dahl
https://www.fold3.com/record/624382455-arvid-dahl-1917
https://www.fold3.com/image/48252094?terms=Dahl,%20Arvid%20O
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72656986/arvid-oliver-dahl

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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