Olen E. Ward

Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Born November 14, 1920. Enlisted September 26, 1938 in the Oklahoma National Guard; served with the 45th Division from September 16, 1940, regular Army, until joining the Air Corps on May 11, 1942. Died while piloting a P-51 on November 16, 1943, near Key Field, Meridian, Mississippi on a training exercise just one month before the squadron left for India.

Source: Oklahoma War Memorial World War II Part V