AIR: D.S.M to Olds

To Major General Robert Olds, seriously ill of pneumonia in Tucson, the Army last week gave the Distinguished Service Medal, its highest award this side of battle.

More than any other man, slim, wiry Bob Olds made Flying Fortress a household phrase before Pearl Harbor. In Fortress No. 10 he pared his own transcontinental record to 10 hours 45 minutes. Twice he led flights of Fortresses on South American good-will junkets. Photogenic as a Hollywood ace, he and his B-17s became standard fare in newsreels and rotogravure. For organizing the pre-Pearl Harbor...

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