p51 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "O"
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Pilot Name Biography Summary
Mary Tufts Trotman O'Brien She became interested in flying through Jack O'Meara, a test pilot QB, and well known glider pilot. She bought an airplane, a two seated Taylor. craft, and flew out of Congressional Airport, Rockville, Maryland. Studied for her commercial pilot's license at Emery Riddle's in Miami, Florida.
Norman Olson dropped out of Marquette University to join USAAF Reserves and commissioned a 2nd Lt. following graduation from Foster Field Flight School in May, 1942. Assigned to 313th FS/50th FG, he then became a flight leader in the 357DF/355FG in March 1943. B y the time Olson reached the ETO with the 355th FG in summer 1943 he had accumulated over 700 hours flight time.
Andrew J. Osborne His first flight in the theater was out of Port Moresby, New Guinea, where he flew with the outfit for 110 missions, 300 hours of combat and 9 major battles. . . touching places like Noemfoor, Weiwak, Hollandia, Rabaul, Leyte, Mindoro, Luzon, Okinawa and Japan.
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