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Norbert Anthony Meeuwsen


Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Jim Elduff crew. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • James Elduff

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Served in Korean War.

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Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31545 'Bad Time Inc.'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/11/43; Boise 23/11/43; Wendover 7/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [F] Glatton 26/1/44; force landed practice mission with Jim Elduff, Co-pilot: Delbert Lawson, Navigator: Reed Bryant, Bombardier: Ras Clausen, Flight...

  • 44-8418 'Bad Time Inc II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Patterson 6/9/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned 749BS 457BG Glatton 5/10/44; battle damaged Euskirchen 10/1/45 with ? and crash landed continent; Salvaged. BAD TIME INC. II. ...

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...


Event Location Date
Born Roy, OR 20 April 1922

Son of William Antone and Mary Ann [Vanderzanden] Meeuwsen.

Enlisted Portland, OR 14 October 1942

Portland, Oregon

Based Rattlesden 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 28 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Longview, WA 23 April 1981
Buried Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, Roy, OR 25 April 1981

Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery
Roy, Washington County, OR


Date Contributor Update
12 February 2020 11:42:33 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:36 AAM AAM ingest

1993 457th BGA Roster, Flak Dodger by Roland Byers / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia