Christina Olds

Date:February 2022
Subject:Major General Robert Olds, USAF
Guest speaker Christina Olds will be speaking about her grandfather Maj. Gen. Robert Olds. Perhaps best known as the father of Air Force triple ace Robin Olds, Robert, in his own right, was an instrumental architect of our early Air Force. Aide and protégé to Billy Mitchell immediately following WWI, the first commander of the first squadron of B-17s, the director and designer of the Ferrying Command and head of the 2nd Air Force, Robert Olds was among the greats of the early Army Air Corps, all committed to an unshakable belief in the need for military power in the air.