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World War II Stories

World War II Stories

Stories told by Capt. Elmer T. Olson of the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron during WWII
by Jerry Olson 

Mr. Jerry Olson recounts several of his father's experiences while serving as a P-51 pilot with the 12th during WW II. He describes aerial stunts the squadron performed during the Liberation of Paris, bouts with "Bed Check Charlie" and chasing Luftwaffe fighters around the Eiffel Tower. 

Lt. Robert Marple Interview 
by Veteran's History Project 

Lt. Robert Marple flew with the 12th during WWI. Click on the link to view a video of him recounting his experiences as a tactical reconnaissance pilot flying the P-51 Mustang. 

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