Oliver served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-26B #42-96127, 597th Bomber Squadron, 397th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Cuyahoga County, Ohio prior to the war.
Oliver was "Killed In Action" when his B-26, which took off from Rivenhall with an assigned target of Maisons-La-Fitte Bridge, France, was hit by German flak and crashed in the Avenue La Fountaine in Maisons-Lafitte, France during the war.
The entire crew of 6 were killed.
He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in France and was later repatriated here on November 10, 1948.
Service # O-816574
( Bio by: Russ Pickett )
Airmen who perished on B-26B #42-96127:
Crawford, James M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MO
Hoover, Scott E ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, PA
Lindquist, Edward M ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CO
Neill, Samuel C ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, OK
Price, Oliver A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Vorhees, Harold G ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, PA
( Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )
2LT, 597 AAF BOMB SQ WORLD WAR II
Geraldine Gleason Price
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