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Oscar Bakke

Oscar Bakke, Norwegian government official. Served as officer (pilot), United States Army Air Force, 1941-1946; member Air Force Association.


  • Bakke, Oscar was born on June 8, 1919 in Bergen, Norway, (parents United States citizens). Son of Olaf E. and Karen N. (Knutsen) Bakke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wagner College, 1941. Student Brooklyn Law School, 1941, Agricultural and Technology College Texas, 1944, Columbia Law School, 1946.


    • Board, 1946-1974; reports editor accident investigation div., 1946-1947, flight operations specialist international standards div., Bureau Safety Regulation, 1947-1950, chief air carrier div. Bureau Safety Regulation, 1950-1954, deputy director Bureau Safety Regulation, 1954-1956, director, 1956-1957, director Bureau Safety, 1957-1960. Director Bureau Flight Standards, Federal Aviation Agency, 1960-1961, assistant administrator Eastern region, 1961-1967, associate administrator plans, 1967-1968, acting deputy administrator, 1968-1974.

      President Gateway Park Corporation, Prince Georges Company, Maryland.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Served as officer (pilot), United States Army Air Force, 1941-1946. Member Air Force Association.


    • Married Astrid J. Josephensen, October 2, 1943. Children: Stephen H., Kenneth A., Robert O., Daniel B. With Civil Aero.
    • father: Olaf E. Bakke
    • mother: Karen N. (Knutsen) Bakke
    • spouse: Astrid J. Josephensen
    • children: Stephen H. Bakke
    • Kenneth A. Bakke
    • Robert O. Bakke
    • Daniel B. With Civil Aero Bakke
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    Born June 8, 1919
    Died March 20, 1984
    (aged 64)