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Capt.Olson

Capt.Norman E.Olson, 355 FG / 357 FS,P-51B,43-6589,crashed 8th april 1944 at 14.45 hours near Celle,Germany.MACR 3727
 
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    Re:Capt.Olson 2010/08/22 10:39:35 (permalink)
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    Olson, Cpt. Norman
    KIA
    Hit and wounded by flak after destroying Ju 88 on Gifhorn A/D. Spun in near Celle ~1415. Only 355FG Ace KIA during WWII.
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    MACR 3727
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    MACR 3727 McNeff  Rpt Whitten Letter.  LW Rpt  J-687
     
     
    Ed McNeff was flying his wing when Olson was hit by flak.. as the climbed away Olson slumped forward in his harness and radio'd to LtC Edward 'Jonesy' Szaniawski "I'm done Jones" and the mustang went in near Celle.
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    Re:Capt.Olson 2010/08/23 14:54:58 (permalink)
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    Thanks Bill,,I didnt know he was the only KIA ace of 355th,
     
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    Re:Capt.Olson 2010/08/23 15:17:23 (permalink)
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    Yes - and the other three aces downed, that went POW, were also flak related (Koraleski one week after Olson bailed out after a flak barrage/engine failure, then October 3 - Brown hit, Lenfest stuck dad's Mustang in mud trying for rescue).
     
    No 355th FG air ace (or 2nd SF) was shot down in air to air combat.  Flak was by far the number one factor in 355th losses.
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