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.
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com