*last update 4/23/2019

Military Involvement


Servicemen - O surnames KIA POW DNB Pic/s
Olling, Donald Leroy X      
Olson, Elmer X     X
Olson, Leo        
Osmundsen, Wayne        
Oswalt, A. J.        

Ernest Kermit Osher was born Mar. 26, 1918 to Edward Burgess and Katie Jensen Osher. He died Oct. 26, 1980 and is buried in Wallingford Lutheran Cemetery, Wallingford, IA.

Col. Osher served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 55th and 82 Fighter Groups, 474th Service Group and 72nd Fighter Wing. He was a Squadron Commander in the European theatre of operations and awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 12 oak leaf clusters. He was also designated as “An American Fighting Ace”. (An ace is a combat pilot who has downed five or more enemy planes. During a war, fighter planes protect large bomber formations from enemy fighter planes.) Emmet county’s only ace, Ernest Kermit (Hawk) is listed in a book entitled “American Fighter Aces Album” which was edited by Col. J. Ward Boyce, USAF (Ret.). He also served in Korea and Vietnam.

Source: ancestry.com

ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Apr 2019




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