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Norman L Aigner


Norman L Aigner served as a co-pilot with the Headquarters Squadron of the 53rd Troop Carrier Wing. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, he was shot down in Horsa LJ161 over Normandy, France and killed. He is buried in Normandy American Cemetery.

Awards: AM, PH, Croix de Guerre.



  • LJ161

    Airspeed Horsa glider. Assigned to 83rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 437th Troop Carrier Group, 9th Air Force. A/C lost 6-Jun-44, last seen Blosville, France under heavy machine gun fire en route to LZ. 2 x crew, 2 x passengers [82nd Airborne] [Cargo on...

Associated Place

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...


Event Location Date
Born Richmond, VA, USA 15 June 1918

Son of Joseph E and Olive Miriam [Hill] Aigner.

Lived in Roxbury, VA 23140, USA 1940
Died 50480 Blosville, France 6 June 1944
Buried Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot C Row 17 Grave 15


Date Contributor Update
30 May 2021 11:17:49 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events

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17 November 2016 12:46:23 Lucy May Changes to role, biography and events

ABMC record:

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03 July 2016 06:11:57 MileHighMark Changes to place associations

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03 July 2016 05:39:26 MileHighMark Changes to awards

U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949

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02 February 2016 19:05:50 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

AAM DB Entry.

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25 July 2015 03:05:30 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, biography and unit associations

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact