November 30, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – November 11, 1944; 22 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 9 Bayview Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted February 25, 1943
Service number: O-2060895
15TH AIR FORCE, 97TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 414TH BOMBER SQUADRON
Missing in Action (MIA)
Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal
Norwalk High School Class of ‘39
On B-17G #44-6338 that failed to return to Amendola Field from a bomb run to Salzburg. Crashed near Friuli, Italy due to mechanical fault. Missing Aircrew Report (MACR) 9862 states the plane turned back due to losing oxygen.
The crew of B-17G #44-6338
From The Norwalk Hour December 4, 1945
LT ROSENFIELD OFFICIALLY DEAD
Norwalk Navigator Lost On 11th Mission Over Austria, War Dept. Reports
Lieutenant Norman P. Rosenfield who was reported as missing in November 1944 while on a mission over Austria, is now listed as officially dead according to a Ward Department letter received today by his mother, Mrs. Cecelia Rosenfield of 9 Bayview Avenue. Lieutenant Rosenfield, a graduate of Norwalk High School and of Maryland University, entered the aviation cadets on February 17, 1943, and was graduated as a combat navigator at Hondo Army Air Field in Texas in June 1944, when he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant. The bombing mission on which he was lost was his 11th. Besides his mother, he is survived by a sister, Miss Ethel Rosenfield, and a brother, Louis Rosenfield, who was recently discharged from the Army and who had been with the 20th Air Force in Guam. Mrs. Rosenfield is secretary – treasurer of Rosenfield Bros., Inc., Washington Street.
Lt Rosenfield is memorialized on Tablets of the Missing, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy