Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue
OSHKOSH, WIS. – Triple Ace fighter pilot, Robin Olds, is being recognized for his military achievements in a one-hour documentary video. The film is presented by The Fagen Fighters World War II Museum as a part of its ongoing HD video series: “Voices of Valor.” The film is expected to become a part of the Uflytv library.
The recounting of Old’s life was co-authored, hosted and narrated by Olds’ daughter, Christina. Sleeping Dog Productions produced the film for Uflytv.
Robin Olds (July 14, 1922 – June 14, 2007) was an American fighter pilot who shot down 16 enemy aircraft during tours in World War II and Vietnam. A graduate of West Point, Olds entered the U.S. Army Air Corps and stayed with it during its transition to the U.S. Air Force. Before retiring in 1974, Olds achieved the rank of brigadier general. In combat, he flew the P-38, P-51 and F-4 Phantom. He was credited with 12 kills in World War II and he took out four MIGs over Vietnam. He flew 107 missions in Europe and 152 in Southeast Asia. Olds was an intensely dedicated pilot and a colorful figure on and off duty. His accomplishments are an inspiration, to emerging fighter pilots, even today.
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