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Katie Christensen Olsen papers, 1941-1949

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 6124 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Biographies of Evan Dee Olsen written by Katie Christensen Olsen and newspaper clippings regarding Sergeant Evan Olsen's homecoming.


  • Other: 1941-1949

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Evan Dee Olsen papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Evan Dee Olsen (1922-1967) was active in U.S. Army Air Forces 1942-1945 and a prisoner of war (POW) in Germany.

Evan Dee Olsen was born February 1, 1922 in Ephraim Utah to James Andrew Olsen and Katie Christensen. He reported to the US Army Air Forces on August 3, 1943 and captured as a POW November 21, 1944 in Frankfurt, Germany. Beginning February 6 he was forced to walk the 600 mile "Death March" before being liberated on May 2, 1945 in Buchen, Germany. Later in life he was a salesman and draftsman. He married Maxine Edith Coates in Mount Pleasant, Utah on July 27, 1945 and was the father of eight children. He died in a plane crash on May 15, 1967 in Rupert, Idaho.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

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