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Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Second Lieutenant James A Norton Jr of the 322nd Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman.

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  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

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  • James Norton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18090 on mission to a power station in Holland went down in the sea off Ijmuiden, Holland. after being shot down by flak. ...


Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 09:41:17 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

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