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Arneson, Olaf F.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Olaf F. Arneson.

Unit/Placed in, 9th Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group, Heavy.


Olaf is born approx. on 1921 in Minnesota.

Father, Conrad Arneson.

Mother, Petra Arneson.

Parents born in Norway

Sister(s), Elsie Arneson.

Brother(s), Reidar Arneson.


Olaf enlisted the service in Minnesota with service number # 0-768916.


Olaf ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

1st Lt.           Francis G. Murphy             Pilot

2nd Lt.          Floyd K. Strayner              Co Pilot

1st Lt.           John N. Wilson                  Navigator

1st Lt.           Olaf F. Arneson                 Bombardier

S/Sgt.           George R. Kenny               Engineer

S/Sgt.           John A. O’ Donnell             Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Raymond J. Davis              Gunner

S/Sgt.           William B. Thompson          Gunner

S/Sgt.           Roy E. Brown                   Gunner

S/Sgt.           Charles E. Sedam              Gunner

1st Lt.           William D. Beals                Observer


Olaf was KIA when they were hit by Anti-Aircraft winged over the right and went nearly vertically in the Ocean on March 22, 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Olaf is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

He is also mentioned at Monument to Aviation Martyrs Nanjing Memorial

Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Oldham, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.cbi-history.com/part_vi_7th_bomb_gp-3.html


Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

9th Bomber Squadron
7th Bomber Group
His rank First Lieutenant