• GI's tribute - 466th PFAB

    George S MEYER - BATTERY A

     

    GI's tribute - 466th PFAB 

    George S MEYER was born on April 16, 1922. He lived in Lynbrook, NY when he was inducted in Army on November 13, 1942 at the age of 20 yr-old. He entered in service in New York on November 20, 1942 (ASN 32628914) and was volunteer for the new Airborne troops. He attended jump school (probably at Fort Benning) and joined A Battery of 466th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion at Camp MacKall, NC. At this time, the 466th PFAB was under the command of Airborne Command. On 10 March, 1944 the unit was relieved from Airborne Command and assigned to the 17th Airborne Division. George made all the war in the 17th Airborne Division and was transferred to the 101st Airborne Division after VE Day. He was finally discharged on January 5, 1946 at Fort Dix, NJ.

    GI's tribute - 466th PFAB

    GI's tribute - 466th PFAB

    George in Austria 1945 while he served with the 101st Airborne Division (unpublished photo with courtesy of Michael Myer).

     

    During the military service, he was awarded American Service Medal, Good Conduct medal, European African Middle Eastern Service medal with 3 Battle Stars (for Ardennes, central Europe and Rhineland campaign (by GO 33 WD 45)) and World War II Victory Medal.

    GI's tribute - 466th PFAB

     

     

    Victor E OLSON Jr

     

    GI's tribute - 466th PFAB
      

    Victor E OLSON Jr was born on January 22 , 1922 at Assaria, Kansas. He joined the Air National Guard in Salina, Kansas on December 23, 1940 and passed under control of the United States Army on December 1941. He received ASN 20734484 and entered the 161st FAB of the 35th Infantry Division. Later, he was volunteer for the new Airborne troops and attended jump school at Fort Benning in 1943. After having completed his paratrooper course he was assigned to the 466th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion at Camp MacKall, NC. At this time, the 466th PFAB was under the command of Airborne Command. On 10 March, 1944 the unit was relieved from Airborne Command and assigned to the 17th Airborne Division. Victor made all the war in the 17th Airborne Division and was transferred to the 101st Airborne Division after VE Day. He was discharged from the Army on November 1945.

    Victor passed away on February 1980.

    This tribute has been realized with the kindness of his daughter Lisa.