Calvin Oscar Bjornsgaard (1921 - 1943)
Calvin Oscar Bjornsgaard was born on June 7, 1921 in Astoria, Oregon, United States of America. He was of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry. His younger years were spent in rural America in Skamokawa, Washington. As an extremely creative youth, he was known to even sew doll clothes for a female relative. In 1936, his parents, Oscar and Emily Bjornsgaard and his two siblings, Homer Virgil Bjornsgaard and Elvira Mae Bjornsgaard moved to Portland, Oregon. Calvin graduated from Benson High School in Portland, Oregon and then attended The University of Oregon majoring in Architecture. There Calvin excelled in his academics and was Captain of the University of Oregon debate team. He was also a gifted sketch artist. He was accepted to enter WestPoint, United States Military Academy, but joined the United States Army Air Force.