Raymond A Normandin

Military

Object Number - UPL 16410 - Crew #645/465 Raymond A. Normandin Crew 466th BG - 786th and 784th Bomb Squadrons Standing Left to Right: Curtis N. Adamy (N), Raymond Ostolski...

Flew 30 missions including 8 Squadron Lead, 10 ground lead and 2 wing lead. Longest mission was #28 to Berlin (over 9 hours) came in with empty fuel tanks.

DFC/ Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster / Air Force Commandation

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-716310
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39553371
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15354248
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33756715
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34599639
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Polaris II
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Audrey
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Reliable Babe
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Black Cat
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 24 August 1944
  • Date: 26 August 1944
  • Date: 5 October 1944
  • Date: 14 October 1944
  • Date: 15 October 1944

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New Bedford, Massachusetts 2 August 1920

Enlisted

Boston, MA, USA 22 June 1942
New Bedford, MA, USA 236 Maxfield Street
Edmond, OK, USA
Euless, TX, USA

Revisions

Date11 Sep 2018 01:15:42
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives - Letter from Raymond Normandin to Earl Wassom,
20 August 2003

Date1 Aug 2018 22:53:42
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Letter from Raymond Normandin to Earl Wassom, 20 August 2003

Date28 Jul 2016 04:00:03
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives = 786th BS Combat Crew Mission Record Chart

Date13 Jun 2015 03:01:15
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:02
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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