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1LT Elmo T Olson

1LT Elmo T Olson

Birth
Arkansas, USA
Death 28 Dec 1944 (aged 27)
Belgium
Burial Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot 13-44-4
Memorial ID 34071674 · View Source
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Joined the Army 25 Jan 1942 from Bartlesville, OK. After Basic he entered OCS and commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to the 7th Armored Division as a tank commander. The Division left the US and landed in England June 1944 then landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy 13 Aug 1944. LT Olson took part in the battles of Chartres, Chateau Thierry and Verdun. The divison was sent to Holland in support of Operation Market Garden then sent to Maastricht, Holland when the Battle of the Bulge broke out. LT. Olson and his unit was sent to St. vith, Belgium to stop the German advance. He was wouinded in action during the Battle of the Bulge and died of his wounds 28 Dec 1944.

Bio by: Joe Todd


Inscription

OKLAHOMA 1 LIEUT 17 TANK BN 7 ARMD DIV - WWII


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  • Created by: Shayla
  • Added: 21 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34071674
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Elmo T Olson (24 May 1917–28 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34071674, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Shayla (contributor 47040561) .