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Elmer Richard Olson

Military

Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #41-28824, Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

Aircraft

  • 41-28824 Sackwarmer

    B-24 Liberator
    On 7 July 1944, B-24 #4128824 'Sackwarmer' was involved in a mid air collision and crashed near Brumby, Germany.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Morrisville, PA, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 7 July 1944
Died 7 July 1944
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2021 21:09:55 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 98238348.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98238348/elmer-richard-olson_usaaf

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2021 21:07:55 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, nickname, biography and events
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added a nickname and Updated the middle name and the KIA event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 98238348.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98238348/elmer-richard-olson_usaaf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7363 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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