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Olson Gerald V.

Name:
Gerald V. Olson
Rank:
Technical Sergeant
Serial Number:
39380642
Unit:
337th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1943-05-29
State:
Minnesota
Cemetery:
Tablets of the Missing at Brittany American C
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

TSgt Gerald V. Olson, mechanic of the B-17 42-3042 “Cabin Heater”, took off from station 138 Snetterton Heath, Norfolk, UK on bombing mission no. 61 over Rennes. Towards 1615, an Me-109 shot the bomber down, sending it hurtling into a high tension line, exploding the partially evacuated plane.