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Conflict: Persian Gulf

Data and photo retrieved from the USAFA Graduate Memorial Wall.

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State Heroes Total:
Jeffry Jon Olson
Grand Forks, ND
Persian Gulf - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 340th Bomber Squadron
Date of Disappearance: February 3, 1991 / Age: 28

Died while on a bombing mission in support of Operation Desert Storm.  The B-52 aircraft he was radar navigator on crashed in the Indian Ocean reportedly caused by mechanical problems as the crew attempted to fly back to Diego Garcia, about 3,200 miles