Fortier, Norman John, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1959-1964, 100th Bombardment Wing, Medium
Service Years
1942 - 1964
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
1922
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Fortier, Norman John, Lt Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Pelham, New Hampshire
Last Address
Gilford, New Hampshire

Date of Passing
Nov 20, 2005
 
Location of Interment
Raymond C. Wixson Memorial Garden - Gilford, New Hampshire
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal




 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He destroyed 5.833 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 2 damaged, and another 5.5 on the ground in WWII.
 
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=2&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=norman+j+fortier&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=386929&rlst=2367502,386929
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=545
http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/URG/fortier.html https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120967121
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=355
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_355.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_fortier_n_j.php
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/164599
Book: "An Ace of the Eighth", Norman "Bud" Fortier, Ballantine Books, 2003.
   
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Aviator (Command)


 
 Unit Assignments
Advancement Schools and CoursesAviation Cadet Flight School354th Fighter Squadron  - Bulldogs355th Fighter Group
Air National Guard (ANG)Troop Carrier Units86th Fighter-Bomber Group31st Fighter Escort Wing
Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)100th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1942-1942, Aviation Cadet Pre-Flight Training Course
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 354th Fighter Squadron - Bulldogs
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 355th Fighter Group
  1945-1946, AAF MOS 1055, 370th Fighter Squadron
  1946-1948, New Hampshire Air National Guard
  1949-1949, 317th Troop Carrier Group
  1949-1952, AAF MOS 1055, 86th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1952-1953, AAF MOS 1055, 31st Fighter Escort Wing
  1953-1956, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1956-1959, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1959-1964, 100th Bombardment Wing, Medium
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1943-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
University of New Hampshire, Durham
  1946-1948, University of New Hampshire, Durham
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-39 Airacobra  
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  C-54 Skymaster  B-47 Stratojet  
  1942-1942, PT-17 Kaydet
  1942-1942, BT-13 Valiant
  1942-1943, AT-6 Texan
  1943-1943, P-39 Airacobra
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1946, P-51/F-51 Mustang6
  1949-1949, C-54 Skymaster
  1959-1964, B-47 Stratojet
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