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Robert C Olson 1
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27 Dec 1987 1
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Lt Robt. Olson, B-25 Pilot, 321st Bomb Group, MTO

Italy

 

321st BOmb Group, 447th Bomb Squad, Mission 22 Jan.'44 (One man KIA)

> 447th BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order 195/mission 194) Group Mission # 196:
> On the first mission the target was the road junction at Valmontone, Italy.
> 8 of our ships participated. Our squadron was 1st in formation, being led by
> Maj. Sampson. 1 ship, Lt. Knodle pilot, returned early due to generator
> trouble. Results of bombing—poor. The flak was extremely heavy and several of
> our ships were shot up rather badly. “Sophisticated Lady” piloted by Lt.
> Olson returned with a fatal injury to her engineer-gunner, S/Sgt. Delore E.
> Monroe, in all probability he was killed instantly over the target, having
> received two severe flak wounds about the head.
> A/C No. 41-13181--“Sophisticated Lady”
> P: Olson, Robert C. “Ollie”, 1Lt
> CP: Beebe, Harwood (NMI), 2Lt
> N: None
> B: McCormick, Donald P., 1Lt
> E: Monroe, Delore E. (KIA)
> R: Lotito, Rocco A., T/Sgt
> G: Funk, Marvin J., S/Sgt
> F: Vermillion, R. (United Press Corr.)
> ==
> Monroe, Delore Elvin, S/Sgt., Engineer-Gunner, Enlistment Service #
> :37333280
> KILLED IN ACTION on 22 January 1944 Over The Target of the Road Junction at
> Valmonte, Italy, Receiving Two Severe Flak Wounds to the Head.
> --

Robert Olson (OBIT) 1987

Omaha, Nebraska

Bob Olson;  ( 1902-1087   )  Robert C. Olson: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Evening Tribune (San Diego, CA) - September 5, 1987
Deceased Name: Robert C. Olson
Memorial services for Robert C. Olson, 65, of La Jolla, were Aug. 28 in St.
James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Cremation was planned by the Telophase
Society, with ashes to be scattered at sea. He died Aug. 25 in a hospital.

Mr. Olson was a native of Omaha, Neb., lived in the county 41 years and was
a retired self-employed real estate broker. He was a member of the La Jolla
Real Estate Brokers Association and served on its board for several years.

He was also a member of Al Bahr Shrine Temple, the Temple Guard and the
Optimist Club and was a Little League coach for several years. He was an Army
Air Force veteran of World War II and attended Iowa State College.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Terri Normann of San
Diego and Dee Dee Prideaux of Graham, Texas; a son, Robert, of Colorado
Springs, Colo.; a brother, Orville, of Omaha; a sister, Virginette, of La Jolla;
and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the church's memorial fund or to a
favorite charity.
Edition: 1,2 Page: A-7
Copyright 1987 Union Tribune Publishing Co.
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Robert C. Olson: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
San Diego Union, The (CA) - September 6, 1987
Deceased Name: Robert C. Olson
Robert Calvin Olson, 65, a La Jolla real estate broker and past member of
the board of the La Jolla Real Estate Association, died Aug. 25 in Scripps
Memorial Hospital. He had lived in La Jolla since 1946.

Memorial services were held in St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church.
Cremation was planned. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. James by the Sea
Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or to favorite philanthropies.

Mr. Olson, a native of Omaha, Neb., studied at Iowa State University before
joining the Air Force in World War II.

He was a Mason, a member of Al Bahr Shrine Temple and Temple Guard. He also
was a member of the La Jolla Optimist Club and had coached Little League
baseball in La Jolla.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, Robert L. Olson of Colorado
Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Terri Norman of San Diego and Deedee Prideaux of
Graham, Texas; seven grandchildren; and a brother and sister, Orville A.
Olson Jr. of Omaha, Neb., and Virginette Olson of La Jolla.

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