Olson, Carl Robert

Date of birth:
July 9th, 1918
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 428 (Ghost) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1945
This officer was the wireless operator in an aircraft detailed to attack Bochum one night in October, 1944. During the operation the aircraft was hit by high explosive shells. The mid-upper gunner was killed and Pilot Officer Olson was badly wounded in the face and arm. Although suffering acutely, this courageous crew member insisted on remaining at his post. He became weak from the loss of blood yet he diligently worked at his wireless apparatus transmitting messages as required. On this, his second operational mission, this airman displayed great fortitude and devotion to duty."
Medal presented 22 April 1950.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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