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Norman Fidel Acido

Military

Assigned to 715BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Kiel in B-24 42-7709 'Maid of Tin' 5-Jan-44; shot down, crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2515

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • William Ferguson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 715BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

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Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 715th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7709 'Maid of Tin'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 715BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Kiel with Ferguson crew 5-Jan-44; shot down, crashed into Baltic. 10 x KIA MACR 2515

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Francisco, CA 21 November 1920

Son of Fidel J. and Mercedes [Martin de Campo] Acido.

Enlisted San Francisco, CA 26 October 1941

San Francisco, California

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 26 October 1942

Los Angeles, California

Based Seething 1943 – 5 January 1944

Assigned to 715BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Baltic Sea 5 January 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Kiel in B-24 42-7709 'Maid of Tin' 5-Jan-44; shot down, crashed into Baltic. KIA MACR 2515

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2022 18:23:51 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28607989
https://www.fold3.com/image/311039354
https://www.fold3.com/record/529900678/norman-f-acido-american-battle-mo...
https://www.fold3.com/record/704416006/acido-norman-f-us-wwii-hospital-a...
https://www.fold3.com/record/717742914/acido-norman-f-defense-powmia-acc...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56287270/norman-fidel-acido

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2020 15:01:23 Andycole0 Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

American Battle Monument's Commission www.abmc.gov
The National Archives and Records Administration.
Find a Grave.com
Ancestry.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2515 / MACR 2515, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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