Date of Birth: TBD
Place of Birth: Zeandale, KS.
Father and Mother’s Names: Mr. and Mrs. Norman F. Niemeier Sr.
his P-51 Mustang, "Deac's Demon". Photo
courtesy of the Niemeier family.
Date Entered Service: TBD.
Service Branch: Army Air Corps.
Service Number: O-702830
Rank: First Lieutenant, Pilot of P-51 Mustang, "Deac's Demon".
Division/Company/Unit info: 530th Fighter Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, 14th Air Force.
Awards and Commendations: Air Medal with Oak Clusters (Posthumous).
Riley Connection: Family lived on Bertrand St. in Manhattan, KS, and it's presumed he grew up there. More info TBD.
Date of Death (and Age): February 16, 1945 (age TBD).
Place of Death: Plane seems to had a fatal malfunction occur causing Niemeier to crash on return from combat mission somehwere over China.
Grave Location: Originally at the Mopanshan American Military Cemetery near Fungwangshan in the Sechwan Province of China. Later re-interred at the National Cemetary in Hawaii.
Silk scarf embroidered with the insignia of the Fourteenth Air Force, presented by fellow pilots to Norman's parents after his death. Courtesy of the Niemeier family.
Letter to Niemeier's parents from his Squadron Leader, Major Fred Coleman. Courtesy of the Niemeier family.