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Thompson Norman E.

Name:
Norman E. Thompson
Rank:
Sergeant
Serial Number:
36476582
Unit:
91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group
Date of Death:
1944-06-06
State:
Cemetery:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Missour
Plot:
84
Row:
25-31
Grave:
Decoration:
Comments:

Sgt Norman E. Thompson, radio operator of the Douglas C-47 42-93095, took off from Uppottery, UK on a personnel drop as part of Operation Albany. While over Sainte-Mere-Eglise the plane was hit by AA fire, causing one of the engines to burst into flames. The pilot tried to land the plane in a field by the RN13 but it clipped a hedgerow and exploded, killing everyone aboard. The wreck burned for three days. No bodies were ever found and vegetation hasnít grown on the crash site to this day.