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PVT Norval J Ball Veteran

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death
6 Jan 1943 (aged 26)
At Sea
Monument
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Add to Map
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until December 14, 1945.
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Norval served as a Private & Gunner on B-24D #41-23773, 321st Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Fulton County, Indiana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 18, 1942 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Bartender and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24D #41-23773 took off from 5-Mile (Ward's Drome) on a search mission for B-17F #41-24458 that did not return from a previous mission. Brigadier General Kenneth N. Walker was an observer on that B-17.

B-24D #41-23773 also failed to return and was believed to have disappeared over the Solomon Sea area. The entire crew was declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Norval was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service ID: 35258793.

Norval also has a "Cenotaph" in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana with his parents.
" Click Here " for that record.

Norval's brother, S/Sgt Louis D. Ball, was also declared "Missing In Action" during the war.
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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-23773:

Ball, Norval J ~ Pvt, Gunner, IN
Conway, John D ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, IL
Cunningham, James M, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, OK
De Haven, Thomas J ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Everett, Edward B ~ Sgt, Engineer, VA
Hakeman, Lloyd N, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, IA
McGrath, Joseph D ~ Pfc, Tail Gunner, MA
Purpura, Charles V ~ Sgt, Gunner, FL
Rose, George M ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, UT
Speith, Harold L, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Nose Gunner, DC

Bio, Family Links & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until December 14, 1945.
~
Norval served as a Private & Gunner on B-24D #41-23773, 321st Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Fulton County, Indiana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 18, 1942 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Bartender and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24D #41-23773 took off from 5-Mile (Ward's Drome) on a search mission for B-17F #41-24458 that did not return from a previous mission. Brigadier General Kenneth N. Walker was an observer on that B-17.

B-24D #41-23773 also failed to return and was believed to have disappeared over the Solomon Sea area. The entire crew was declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Norval was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service ID: 35258793.

Norval also has a "Cenotaph" in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana with his parents.
" Click Here " for that record.

Norval's brother, S/Sgt Louis D. Ball, was also declared "Missing In Action" during the war.
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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-23773:

Ball, Norval J ~ Pvt, Gunner, IN
Conway, John D ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, IL
Cunningham, James M, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, OK
De Haven, Thomas J ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Everett, Edward B ~ Sgt, Engineer, VA
Hakeman, Lloyd N, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, IA
McGrath, Joseph D ~ Pfc, Tail Gunner, MA
Purpura, Charles V ~ Sgt, Gunner, FL
Rose, George M ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, UT
Speith, Harold L, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Nose Gunner, DC

Bio, Family Links & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett



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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56758770/norval_j-ball: accessed ), memorial page for PVT Norval J Ball (25 May 1916–6 Jan 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56758770, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557).