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Ohr, Fred F., 1919-2015


Biographical Note

Fred F. Ohr was a Korean American fighter ace who served during World War II.

Ohr was born on July 15, 1919 in Oregon. He enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1938 and started flight training in November 1941. During World War II, Ohr served as a pilot flying Supermarine Spitfires and North American P-51 Mustangs in the European and North African theaters. Ohr flew over 100, possibly over 200 (sources vary) combat missions and earned six confirmed aerial victories and 17 destroyed on the ground. He also served as the commanding officer with the 2nd Fighter Squadron until he left the military in 1945 at the rank of Major.

Post-war, Ohr attended the University of California at Berkeley and Northwestern University, graduating with a DDS degree. He became a dentist in Chicago, Illinois. Ohr married Esther A. (Kang) Ohr (1923-2005) in 1946 and the couple had three children. Fred F. Ohr died on September 6, 2015.


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