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Kenneth M. Olson

At Yokaichi prison camp around September 1945 weighing 98 lbs.

 
Last Name: 
Olson
First Name Middle Initial:
Kenneth M.
Nick Name:
Swede
Street: 608 Crestview Dr. City & State:  Menomonie, WI E-Mail: 
Zip:  54151 Phone: (715) 235-7568 Spouse:  
Conflict: WWII Service Branch:  Navy Unit: USS Bitlern - USS Tanager
Theater: Pacific Where Captured:  Corregidor Date Captured:  May 6, 1942
Camps Held In:  Corregidor PI, Cabanatuan PI, Davao Penal Colony, Yokaichi, Japan How Long Interned:  3 1/2 years
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated:  August 21, 1945 Age at Capture: 
Medals Received: Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, POW Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct (2nd award), Asiatic Pacific, World War II Victory, Defense of Philippines, Bar -  Presidential Citation (Gold Leaf Cluster)
Military Job:  Gunners Mate Company: 
Occupation after War: Sheet Metal Trade (30 years)  

 

Bio:
 

Born February 25, 1917 on a farm in Red Wing, MN.  Went to 10th grade and was in the CCC for 11 months. He joined the Navy in 1940.  Married after return from service, now for 55 years.

 

 






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