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Norman Laverne Box

Military

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached to 1st Scouting Force. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medal.

Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean war and credited with 3 x Mig kills [2 x 4-Sep-52] [1 x 14-Sep-52] with 25th FIS 51FIW rising to the rank of Major.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 385th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13891

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Butte County, CA, USA 6 July 1918

Son of Ruben P and Anita E Box.

Lived in Hat Creek, CA 96040, USA 1942
Enlisted San Francisco, CA, USA 22 July 1942
Based Honington 1944

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Honington October 1944

Detached [TDY] to 1st Scouting Force.

Promotion RAF Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1EE, UK 2 October 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Crashed RAF Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1EE, UK 11 October 1944

Landing Accident Honington/Sta 375 Cat 3 damage Lt Norman L Box, 11-Oct-44.

P-51D 44-13891 1SF 8AF.

Shared destroyed Germany 21 November 1944

Credited shared kill. 21-Nov-44.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Promotion RAF Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1EE, UK January 1945

Promoted to Captain.

Died Fair Oaks, CA, USA 31 March 1988
Buried San Francisco, CA, USA April 1988

San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2017 14:56:44 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84983444_norman_l%20box/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/74011100_norman_l%20box/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/154953916/?terms=Norman%20L%20Box

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2017 19:49:34 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161308845/?terms=Norman%20L%20Box
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Box%2C+Norman+L&S...
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_364.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/batailles_vict_us_coree1.php
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/project/year_pages/1952.htm
Korean War Aces By Robert F Dorr

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2017 15:12:40 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161308845/?terms=Norman%20L%20Box
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Box%2C+Norman+L&S...
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_364.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/batailles_vict_us_coree1.php
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/project/year_pages/1952.htm
Korean War Aces By Robert F Dorr

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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