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Norman F Kajut

Military

Shot up by flak over the target and exploded and crashed near Uitgeest, Holland on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31115 'Hell's Bells'. Killed in Action (KIA).

AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

In Memoriam

Remembered by Chris Siess, Lower Burrell, PA

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31115 Hells Belles

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 25/10/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Jim Feeney - not found till 25/2/44, Radio Operator: Norman Kajut, Waist gunner: Marion Forbis, Tail gunner: Lou LeFevre ...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 216

    10 February 1944
    This mission is a despatch of two separate formations. One formation is a combined force of 169 B-17Fs from 3rd Bomb Division: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 482BG despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Brunswick, Germany....

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Hollland 10 February 1944
Died 10 February 1944
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands, G-16-26

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2014 15:33:25 Emily Changes to awards and place associations
Sources

Chris Siess, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, MACR 2348, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2348 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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