William T Norris

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Name: William T Norris

First Name(s): William T
Last Name: Norris

Place of birth: Pennsylvania, Allegheny Cnty, Wilkinsburg

Rank: F/O Pilot
ASN: T-063029
Company: 512th F Sqdrn
Unit: 406th Fighter Grp 9th USAAF

Reported as: MIA ► POW ► RTD
Date of incident: 30-12-1944
Place of incident: Saint-Hubert area

His story: Aircraft Republic THUNDERBOLT type P-47D-28RE nicknamed “Old Buzzard Ass IV” #42-28440, took off from its base at Mourmelon-le-Grand, France, for a ground support mission, dropping napalm bombs on enemy Tiger Tanks in wooded area near Saint-Hubert, Belgium. After this mission the plane of F/O William T Norris was missing.
F/O Norris was taken POW at Stalag III-A Luckenwalde, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany.
After wwii Norris returned to duty and became 1 Lt of 9th Fighter Bomber Squadron of 49th Bomber Group and lost his life during the Korean war in 1950.

Destination: Florenville area, Belgium
Mission: Ground Support
MACR11497

Unit history of 406th Fighter Group

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NARA
POW record
BURIAL

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