Norris K Calkins

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action (KIA). 17-May-43. MACR 15129.

Awards: PH.

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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 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20433498 / O-791700
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Draggin lady
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ohio, USA 31 July 1922

Enlisted

Detroit, MI, USA 17 March 1942

Died

Nth Sea off Haarlem, Netherlands 17 May 1943 Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action (KIA). 17-May-43. MACR 15129.

Buried

Bergen, Netherlands 8 June 1943 Interred Bergen cemetery Having been washed ashore at Castricum on 6-Jun-43.
Wayne County, Michigan

Based

Andrews Field 17 May 1943 Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Re-Interred Netherlands American Cemetery

Buried

IN-26, Hartford City, IN 47348, USA Re-Interred Hartford City Cemetery Hartford City Blackford County Indiana, USA

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

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, MACR 15129