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2Lt Fred S Olson
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Birth: 1921
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1942

He was the son of Fred S and Adeline Olson.

Olson was the navigator of a B-25C bomber assigned to the 11th Bombardment Squadron. On June 3, 1942 he took part in a flight of six B-25s from Dinjan, India to attack Lashio, Burma and then proceed over the Himalayas to a base in Kunming, China. The raid on Lashio was successful and the flight withdrew on course to Kunming at 10,000 feet in a thick overcast. Suddenly, Olson's and two other planes crashed into the side of a mountain. The others barely missed hitting the ground after pulling up sharply.

Olson was from Milwaukee WI, he received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing. 
 
Note: Entered the service from Wisconsin.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56784583
2Lt Fred S Olson
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
 
2Lt Fred S Olson
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 Added: Dec. 31, 2012
 
 
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