D'Olive, Charles Rudolph, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1918-1919, 141st Aero Squadron
Service Years
1917 - 1919
First Lieutenant

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Contact Info
Home Town
Suggsville, Alabama
Last Address
Waterloo, Iowa

Date of Passing
Jul 20, 1974
Location of Interment
Vine Street Hill Cemetery - Cincinnati, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1947, American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity

Charles D'Olive was born on July 10, 1896, in Suggsville, Alabama. He enlisted in the Aviation Section of the U.S. Army Signal Corps for flight training on April 28, 1917, after after completing flying school, was assigned to the 3rd Aviation Instruction Center at Issoudon, France. He joined the 93rd Aero Squadron at Vaucouleurs, France, in August 1918, and was credited with the destruction of 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat before transferring to the 141st Aero Squadron in October 1918. After returning to the U.S. he was discharged from the Army Air Service in February 1919. Charles D'Olive died on July 20, 1974, and was buried at the Vine Street Hills Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Citation for the Distinguished Service Cross

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Rudolph d'Olive, First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Benoit, France, September 12, 1918, First Lieutenant D'Olive, in conjunction with another American pilot, engaged and fought five enemy planes. Outnumbered and fighting against tremendous odds, he shot down three enemy planes and outfought the entire enemy formation.
General Orders No. 123, W.D., 1918
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141st Aero Squadron
  1918-1918, 93rd Aero Squadron
  1918-1919, 141st Aero Squadron
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  1917-1918 World War I 2
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