North High School Wall of Honor
Norman Eugene Buihner
Class of June, 1941
Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Norman Eugene Buihner
Norman graduated from North High in June, 1941. At the time, his next of kin was Mr. Floyd Buihner, located at 4106 Sheridan Avenue, Des Moines, IA. His service number is ________.
Norman Eugene Buihner
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1941   Graduated   Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
1943 x Student/Employed? x Where? When?
1943   US Army Air Corps   Enlisted in Des Moines
date x US Army Air Corps x Basic training at *Jefferson Barracks, MO.
May,1944   US Army Air Corps   Michigan State University, Lansing, MI. 3 months. Graduated from Flight School.
Sept.12,1944 x US Army Air Corps x Serving in European Theater. Flew out of St. Quentin, France. Flew Martin C-26 medium bombers. Pilot of 5-man crew. Flew B-26's, A-26's. **84th Fighter Wing, 9th Air Force?
May 8, 1945 x US Army Air Corps x War ended in European Theater.
date x US Army Air Corps x Troop transport from St. Quentin, France to U.S.
date x US Air Force x To Korea. Flew F-80's.
date x US Air Force
Discharged/ Major
x Discharged after 25 years in military service; Where? When?
date x Civilian x San Antonio, TX
Dec.,2010 x Retired x Now living in Des Moines area.
June 16, 2012 x Deceased x Calvin Community Care Center, Des Moines, IA
Jefferson Barracks, MO Michigan St. B-26 Martin Marauder
Norm's photo
photo caption
*Jefferson Barracks, MO (Basic Training)
The Jefferson Barracks Military Post, located on the Mississippi River at Lemay, Missouri, which is just south of St. Louis, Missouri, was an active U.S. Army installation from 1826 through 1946.

During World War II, Jefferson Barracks was a major reception center for troops being drafted into the military. It also served as a basic training site for the Army, then later was the first Army Air Corps Training Site. During World War II, Jefferson Barracks had a peak area of 1,518 acres (6.14 km²), and had billeting space for 16 officers and 1,500 enlisted persons.

Jefferson Barracks was decommissioned as a military post in 1946 with the end of World War II.

**84th Fighter Wing; September 12, 1944; St. Quentin, France
Constituted as 84th Fighter Wing on 4 Nov 1943 and activated on 10 Nov. Moved to the European theater in Jan 1944. Assigned to Ninth AF. Engaged in combat from Mar 1944 until May 1945, operating with various groups that were assigned or attached for short periods of time. Disbanded in Europe on 12 Aug 1945.

Stations. Bluethenthal Field, NC, 10 Nov 1943-1 Jan 1944; Keevil, England, 29 Jan 1944; Beaulieu, England, Mar 1944; Houesville, France, 19 Jun 1944; Criqueville, France, 2 Aug 1944; Aillieres, France, 30 Aug 1944; St Quentin, France, 12 Sep 1944; Vermand, France, 17 Sep 1944; Arlon, Belgium, 1 Oct 1944; Maastricht, Holland, 22 Oct 1944; Munchen-Gladbach, Germany, 8 Mar 1945; Haltern, Germany, 3 Apr 1945; Gutersloh, Germany, 14 Apr 1945; Brunswick, Germany, 22 Apr 1945-unkn.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

US Army Seal

US Army Air Corps

Norman Eugene Buihner
US Army Air Corps
84th Fighter Wing
9th Air Force

Photo (portrait in uniform) of Norman

9th Air Force

Major Rank

Distinguished Flying Cross
The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of all North High School graduates can be found online at North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Norman Eugene Buihner's class page can be viewed at
12/04/10: Living in West Des Moines, IA. Died: 06/16/12.
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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