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Norman L McDonald


11.5 Victory Ace (7.5 with the 52nd FG & 4.0 with the 325th FG)



  • Mack Bunderson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1055-single engine/Ground Adjutant | 325th Fighter Group
    318th FS 325th FG Squadron Adjutant. (off flying ststus due to wounds received) 44th FS 18th FG 87 missions 2 air kills WIA SWP Sept 1943. Flight Class 42G Moore Field, Mission, TX Aug 1942

  • Frank Gaunt

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 325th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 318th FS 325th FG MTO P-51D 23 missions Flight leader 44th FS 18th FG SWP P-40/P-38 8 air kills 143 missions

  • Grant Smith

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter Pilot-1055 Squadron OPS officer | 325th Fighter Group
    42-G Luke Field, AZ; SWP 44th FS P-40/P-38 2 kills, shot down and evaded capture; MTO 318th FS 325th FG P-51D 1 kill; Vietnam, CO 44th TFS F-105D; Cold War, CO 20th TFW F-111E.

  • James Toner

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine/deputy group commander | 325th Fighter Group
    Lt Col USAF retired 1940-1965 Wingman 18th PG SWP P-36 & P-40 1941-42 Flight leader 317th FS P-40 & P-47 1943 - 1944 CO 318th FS P-51 1944 Deputy Commander 325th FG 1944 - 45 3 air kills (1 x ME-109 + 2 x FW-190) 147 combat missions

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Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from Northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • 325th Fighter Group
  • 2nd Fighter Squadron
  • 318th Fighter Squadron

    318th Fighter Squadron

    It was established in mid-1942 as a fighter squadron, and trained under I Fighter Command primarily in the northeast with Curtiss P-40 Warhawks. It was deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in Algeria, and took part in the North...


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Framingham, MA, USA 21 January 1918
Lived in Middlesex County, MA, USA 1941
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 28 April 1941
325th FG Combat Tour 71010 Lesina FG, Italy August 1944 – May 1945

249 combat missions


Date Contributor Update
25 June 2018 00:38:29 fugari Changes to service number, role, awards and person associations

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Date Contributor Update
29 November 2016 02:43:12 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

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