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
Wayne County, Michigan

Died

Nth Sea off Haarlem, Netherlands 1943-05-17 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.

Based

Andrews Field 1943-05-17 Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Re-Interred Netherlands American Cemetery

Born

Ohio, USA 1922-07-31

Enlisted

Detroit, MI, USA 1942-03-17

Buried

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

Buried

Bergen, Netherlands 1943-06-08 Interred Bergen cemetery Having been washed ashore at Castricum on 6-Jun-43.

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