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James Arthur Norton Jr

Military

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.

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2nd Lieutenant James A. Norton was born August 18, 1920. His next of kin were his parents, Dr. and Mrs. James A. Norton. He was from Conway, South Carolina.
On May 17, 1943, he was the Co-Pilot of B-26 tail #41-18090 of the 322th Bomb Group (M), 452th Bomb Squadron (M) when it went down over the North Sea on a mission to Ijmuiden, Holland.
He is buried at the US Military Cemetery at Margraten, Holland.

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  • Edward Norton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    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. ...

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Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 452nd Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date
Born Conway, NC, USA 18 August 1920

2nd Lieutenant James A. Norton was born August 18, 1920. His next of kin were his parents, Dr. and Mrs. James A. Norton. He was from Conway, South Carolina.

Died 17 May 1943

On May 17, 1943, he was the Co-Pilot of B-26 tail #41-18090 of the 322th Bomb Group (M), 452th Bomb Squadron (M) when it went down over the North Sea on a mission to Ijmuiden, Holland.

Buried

He is buried at the US Military Cemetery at Margraten, Holland.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 12:49:38 Emily Changes to middlename and nickname
Sources

Middle Name/ Nickname gained from IPDF researched by Bill Beigel

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2015 03:09:50 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

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 http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 126, MACR5650, ABMC

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