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1st Lt. Bertram E. Olson - Fallen

County: Ransom
World War II - Fallen
Date of Loss: January 5, 1945 / Age: 29
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division

Bertram enlisted at Fort Snelling, Minnesota on 13 July 1942, did his basic training in Colorado, followed by OCS in 


Georgia and more training in Texas. After that he went overseas.

17 July 1944 as a 2Lt he joined H Company of 330 IR  from the 41st Replacement Battalion and he was assigned to the Mortar Section;  The 330th IR was then fighting near Remilly in Normandy.

The 'morning report' of 330th IR for 10 December 1944 lists him as a 1Lt and lightly injured in action on 5 December 1944 but he remained on duty.  On/shortly before  20 December 1944, he was assigned to A Company 330th IR/1st Battalion.

On 25 December 1944 he was SWA (severely wounded in action) when A Company 330th IR was fighting in Winden near Roer River (Germany).

On 29  December 1944 he was evacuated to th 13th field hospital then located south of Stolberg Germany where he died of his wounds on 5 January 1945.


He is buried at the American War Cemetery Margraten (NL); Plot B, Row 17, Grave 8.

Killed in action in the Netherlands.

Born Fort Ransom, Ransom County, North Dakota on August 2, 1915. Resident of Dunn County ND when entered US Army at Fort Snelling Minnesota on July 13, 1942.

Bert Olson, Dodge School Superintendent (1940-1942) in ND, married Mary Ellen, a School teacher at the Dodge School ND, Maxie on June 1, 1942 in Wibaux, Montana. They had one Daughter: Diana Olson (Dean) who was born 2 days after LT. Bertrams Death.

1LT Bertram E. Olson's name is included on the All Veterans Memorial located on the State Capitol Grounds Bismarck North Dakota. Under Ransom County.

Name included on page 1104 of the "Register of North Dakota Veterans World War II"

Mr. Olson is mentioned on the memoiral of the Dunn County Museum North Dakota.