Osborne Harvie

S/Sgt. Osborne O Harvie was assigned to the 459th BG 759th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Nose Turret.

Osborne O. Harvie passed away on December 29, 2012 in Elizabeth, CO.

He was a rancher in Elbert County, CO

Osborne was born August 13, 1918, to Augusta (Piltz) and Jacob Harvie on a farm near Cheyenne Wells, CO. He graduated from Cheyenne Wells High School

Ossie served his country during World War II in the Army Air Force 759th Bombardment Squadron - flying 35 combat missions in the European Theater of Operations as a B-24 Liberator Bomber aerial nose gunner. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant, and earned a Good Conduct Medal, Gunners Wings, and the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. On February 7, 1949, Osborne and Gladys Margaret (Koeller) Harvie were united in marriage at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Van Nuys, CA; she passed away August 30, 2011. After their wedding, the couple returned to Colorado, living first on a farm near Hugo, CO, and then at their long time residence southeast of Kiowa, CO. Ossie was a farmer, rancher, and also an employee of Elbert County for 22 years working on the Road and Bridge Department.


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Rank Order Date Award
Ribbon
Device

Cpl

3309

09/12/1944

AM
Air Medal (AM)

Cpl

3772

10/02/1944

AM/1OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt

4476

11/13/1944

AM/2OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt

29

01/02/1945

AM/3OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Harvie Discharge PDF

Personal Album of Osborne Harvie


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