Edward R Norton

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed in Action (KIA) May 17, 1943, in B-26 #41-18090 on mission to a power station in Holland went down in the sea off Ijmuiden, Holland. after being shot down by flak.

2nd Lieutenant Edward R. Norton was born August 18, 1920. His next of kin were his parents, Dr. and Mrs. James A. Norton. His twin brother, 2nd LT James A. Norton, served on his crew. He was from Conway, South Carolina.
On May 17, 1943, he was the Pilot of B-26 tail #41-18090 of the 322th Bomb Group (M), 452th Bomb Squadron (M) when it went down over the North Sea on a mission to Ijmuiden, Holland.
His remains were never recovered.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-792300
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Conway, NC, USA 1920-08-18 2nd Lieutenant Edward R. Norton was born August 18, 1920. His next of kin were his parents, Dr. and Mrs. James A. Norton. His twin brother, 2nd LT James A. Norton, served on his crew. He was from Conway, South Carolina.

Died

North Sea 1943-05-17 On May 17, 1943, he was the Pilot of B-26 tail #41-18090 of the 322th Bomb Group (M), 452th Bomb Squadron (M) when it went down over the North Sea on a mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. His remains were never recovered.

Enlisted

Revisions

Date11 Feb 2022 19:15:13
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date20 Apr 2015 12:19:44
ContributorEmily
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Connected twin brother James A Norton

Date12 Mar 2015 03:05:02
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IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:36
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 126, MACR5650