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Kenneth V Olson


B-17G #42-31227 'Dottie Jane' was hit by flak on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 but was able to return to base. RTD. Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4237866. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-37866

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/9/43;Harvard 17/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-D] Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Warren Donahue, Co-pilot: Melvin McArdie, Navigator: Hugh Simms, Bombardier: Bill Gaillard, Flight engineer/top turret...


Event Location Date
Born Hemming, Minnesota, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:00 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4250 / MACR 4250, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database