This collection contains seven correspondence from 2ndLt. Norris K. Calkins, USAAF to his parents during the Second World
War. Also included are ten correspondence to his parents in regards to his missing in action and subsequent killing in action
status. Ephemera from his father Norris R. Calkins from the First World War is also included.
Second Lieutenant Norris Kenneth "Kenneth" Calkins, United States Army Air Forces (7/31/1922 - 5/17/1943) was born in Detroit,
Michigan to Norris R. and Dorothy Calkiins and had four siblings. He enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in April 1942 and
became a bombardier in a B-26 Marauder, serving in England with the 450th Bomb Squadron. He was killed in action along with
his crew during a mission to bomb IJmuiden, Holland (Netherlands) in May the next year. IJmuiden is a port city that straddles
the mouth of the North Sea Canal that leads directly to Amsterdam.
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