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Ralph L Oliver


Reported to group on 18 Mar 1942. CO 369th BS from March to December 1942. Assistant Group Ops Officer 6 December to 19 December 1942. Group Ops. Officer from 19 Decmber 1942 to March 19 1943. He retired USAF July 1969.

AM/ PH/ Croix de Guerre w/ gold star



  • James Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He was an original crew member. He was the 31st Officer to complete tour on 28 Jul 1943. He transferred out on 30 Jul 1943. AM 2OLC, DFC,

Units served with

  • Headquarters (8th Air Force)

    Headquarters (8th Air Force)

    8th Air Force Headquarters opened in London under the command of General Carl A Spaatz on 19 June 1942. It oversaw all Commands, Wings and Groups engaged in the Strategic Bombing Campaign until February 1944, when it became US Strategic Air Forces in...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...


Event Location Date
Born St Cloud, Minnesota


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:51 AAM AAM ingest

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition; Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force, February 1945, First Over Germany pg. 11, 23, 40, 52 &322-24, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /