Norek, Thomas George, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 131X, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
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Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Chicago

Casualty Date
Oct 10, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
VB-13NAS WildwoodNAS Oceana, VAUSS Franklin (CV-13)
  1943-1944, 131X, VB-13
  1944-1944, 131X, NAS Wildwood
  1944-1944, 131X, NAS Oceana, VA
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
VB-13
CURTISS SB2C-3C HELLDIVER
PILOT:  LTJG THOMAS G. NOREK
CREWMAN:  ARM3c  HARRY J. STEELE

THEIR AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE
DURING THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA, 10 OCT 1944

USS FRANKLIN (CV-13)
   
Comments/Citation
Memorialized at: Honolulu Memorial
Location: Honolulu, HI, USA
   
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