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Norman Vane Beaman

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 388th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

  • Juvincourt

    Military site : airfield

  • Fritzlar

    Military site : airfield

  • Bretigny

    Military site : airfield

  • Azeville

    Military site : airfield

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

  • Metz

    Military site : airfield

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

  • Aachen

    Military site : airfield

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Atlanta, GA 6 July 1921
Lived in Muncie, IN 1940
Shot Down/Evaded near Flers, France 18 July 1944

Beaman was able to evade capture and was back with his squadron within 3 weeks.

Aerial Victories near Flers, France 18 July 1944

2 - Bf 109
Beaman shot down one Bf 109 that was on the tail of a P-51, then shot down another in a head-on pass before being shot down himself by a third Bf 109

Died La Habra, CA 19 November 2003

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2020 21:26:46 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://hellhawks.org/388_roster.html
"Thunderbolts of The Hell Hawks" - Barnes, Crump and Sutherland, page 27
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/337037574:1265?indiv=1...
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/30820653:60901?indiv=1...
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/30820653:60901?indiv=1...

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