SSgt Norman Asbornsen

SSgt Norman Asbornsen

Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 25 Jun 1943 (aged 33)
At Sea
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
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Norman served as a Staff Sergeant & Right Waist Gunner on B-17F "Angel's Tit" #42-3260, 349th Bomber Squadron, 100th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hudson County, New Jersey prior to the war.

Norman was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-17 was hit by a German aircraft 20 miles north of the Frisian Island and exploded and crashed into the North Sea during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32305093

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-17F #42-3260:

Adams, Alonzo P, III ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Asbornsen, Norman ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NJ
Gurley, Jesse D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, AR
Hutchinson, Bryant ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, CA
Krech, George Z ~ FO, Co-Pilot, IL
Kruzich, John G ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IA
Purcell, James D ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Sullivan, John K ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, MI
Walker, Edmonde J ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, GA

The B-17's Navigator, 2nd Lt. Nicholas Demchak, became a POW of the German Army and survived the war.

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Norman Asbornsen (24 Jun 1910–25 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56296403, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .