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Norris K Calkins

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action (KIA). 17-May-43. MACR 15129.

Awards: PH.

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People

  • Joseph Jones

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action ...

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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. ...

  • 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...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-18086 'Draggin lady'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to Ijmuiden, Holland. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. 17-May-43. MACR 15129.

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 31 July 1922
Lived in Wayne County, Michigan 1941
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 17 March 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 17 May 1943

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Nth Sea off Haarlem, Netherlands 17 May 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) repeat raid to power station at Ijmuiden, Holland in B26 41-18086 'Draggin Lady'. Hit by flak on return ditched in North sea, co-pilot ejected from cockpit and sole survivor. Killed in Action (KIA). 17-May-43. MACR 15129.

Buried Bergen, Netherlands 8 June 1943

Interred
Bergen cemetery
Having been washed ashore at Castricum on 6-Jun-43.

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Netherlands American Cemetery

Buried IN-26, Hartford City, IN 47348, USA 1948

Re-Interred
Hartford City Cemetery
Hartford City
Blackford County
Indiana, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2017 11:09:55 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:43 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, MACR 15129

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