Olds, who died last week of congestive heart failure, was considered a military maverick said The Washington Post. He was grounded during the Korean conflict because he publicly complained about the inaccuracy of Allied bombing raids on German armament factories.
Those factories would be about 5300 miles away from any target in the Korean War. The Post’s obituary calls Olds a maverick but says nothing about his grounding. Unfortunately the lame website of “The Week” does not yet have this obit.CORRECTION: Inaccurate blogging reports here as well. An alert reader points out that The Week is owned by Dennis Publishing, not the New York Times Corporation. My mistake. The reaon I thought so was because the magazine quotes the Times incessantly.