Norbert B Feldman

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

1LT Norbert B. Feldman was assigned as a Co-Pilot with 1LT Charles N Austin's crew with 92BG (aircraft assignment not determined) and arrived with the 92BG at Bovington, UK on 18-Aug-42. On 11-Jan-43 the 92BG was moved to Alconbury where he was stationed with the 92BG until 10-Feb-43 when Austin's crew was transferred to the 303NG/358BS as a replacement crew and assigned to B-17F #41-24558 "Hunga Dunga". He participated in 8 Operations - 2 Aborts with the 303BG. (See Biography events)

18-Mar-43 Shot down by flak and fighters in B-17F #41-24558 [VK:F] 'Hunga Dunga', 303BG/358BS while serving as Co-Pilot. Also served in 92BG (Austin's crew) and transferred as a replacement crew to 303BG. Target was submarine yards at Vegesack, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA).

Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

Connections

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hunga Dunga
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Hunting Club
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Kings County, New York

Buried

Buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot C, Row 2, Grave 10.

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Jade Bight, Germany 1943-03-18 Killed when aircraft was shot down by flak and German fighters and crashed on the flats of the Jadebusen (Jade Bight) south of Wilhelmashaven, Germany

Other

Transferred with Group

Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 1943-01-11 - 1943-02-10 Transferred with 92BG to station at Alconbury, UK.

Other

Arrived at Station

Bovington, Dorset, UK 1942-08-18 - 1943-01-11 Assigned as Co-Pilot on with 1LT Charles N. Austin's crew with 92BG (aircraft assigment not determined) and arrived at Bovington, UK

Other

Transferred

Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 1943-02-10 Transferred with Austin's crew to the 303BG/358BS at Molesworth, UK and assigned to aircraft 41-24558 "Hunga Dunga" as a Co-Pilot.

Other

Mission #1 1LT Norbert B. Feldman w/B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS - Aborted

Hamm, Germany 1943-02-14 Served as Co-Pilot on B-17F 41-24558 "Hunga Dunga", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the industrial areas of Hamm, Germany, but weather forced the recall of the entire 303BG aircraft despatch (RTB OK)

Other

Mission #2 1LT Norbert B. Feldman w/B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS

Saint-Nazaire, France 1943-02-16 Served as Co-Pilot on B-17F 41-24558 "Hunga Dunga", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the port area of St. Nazaire, France (RTB OK)

Other

Mission #3 1LT Norbert B. Feldman w/B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS - Aborted

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 1943-02-26 Served as Co-Pilot on B-17F 41-24558 "Hunga Dunga", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany but the Pilot was forced to abort the mission when the Bombardier 1LT Coltrane developed high altitude sickness (due to faulty oxygen mask).

Other

Mission #4 1LT Norbert B. Feldman w/B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS

Brest, France 1943-02-27 Served as Co-Pilot on B-17F 41-24558 "Hunga Dunga", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Brest, France (RTB OK)

Other

Mission #5 1LT Norbert B. Feldman w/B-17F 42-5432, 303BG/358BS

Lorient, France 1943-03-06 Served as Co-Pilot on B-17F 42-5432 " The Hunting Club", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France (RTB OK)

Other

Mission #6 1LT Norbert B. Feldman w/B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS

Rennes, France 1943-03-08 Served as Co-Pilot on B-17F 41-24558 "Hunga Dunga", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rennes, France (RTB OK)

Other

Mission #7 1LT Norbert B. Feldman w/B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS

Amiens, France 1943-03-13 Served as Co-Pilot on B-17F 41-24558 "Hunga Dunga", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Amiens/Longeau, France (RTB OK)

Other

Mission #8 1LT Norbert B. Feldman w/B-17F 41-24558, 303BG/358BS KIA

Bremen-Vegesack, Bremen, Germany 1943-03-18 Served as Co-Pilot on B-17F 41-24558 "Hunga Dunga", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the submarine construction yard at Vegesack/Bremen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by fighters and flak. He was Killed in Action (KIA)

Revisions

Date12 Nov 2021 19:29:27
Contributorjmoore43
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - "with" was misspelled.

Date19 Aug 2015 21:08:43
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Aug-2015. Corrected typo in Mission #3 event.

Date19 Aug 2015 21:05:26
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Aug-2015. Added Mission #8 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 18-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/024.pdf

Date19 Aug 2015 21:01:44
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Aug-2015. Added Mission #7 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 13-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/023.pdf

Date19 Aug 2015 20:59:00
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Aug-2015. Added Mission #6 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 8-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/021.pdf

Date19 Aug 2015 20:36:31
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Aug-2015. Added Mission #5 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 6-Mar-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/020.pdf

Date19 Aug 2015 20:31:58
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Aug-2015. Added Mission #4 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 27-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/018.pdf

Date19 Aug 2015 20:29:13
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Aug-2015. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 26-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/017.pdf

Date19 Aug 2015 20:24:07
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Aug-2015. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 16-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/016.pdf

Date19 Aug 2015 20:20:50
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 19-Aug-2015. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website Mission Report of 14-Feb-43, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/015.pdf

Date19 Aug 2015 20:15:30
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunnningham 19-Aug-2015. Added 92BG assignments to Summary Biography and transfer to 303BG based on 92BG station assignments per "USAAF Combat Chronology", Jack McKillop; Made Connections to Unit, Places and Mission and added Assigned to Station, Transfer with Group and Transfer event per 303BG website Charles N. Austin crew page and McKillop, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/358austin.html

Date4 Aug 2015 17:11:56
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 4-Aug-2015. Added Decoration and Burial event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) database; Made connection to Place, Aircraft and Mission within existing website data; Edited Summary Biography with A/C model letter, Radio Call Letters, Unit association and crew position, per MACR 15149. Added loss details to Summary Biography per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:36
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey, p. 91, 303rd web site, ABMC web site