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Branch: Air Force
Theatre: World War II

Norm Stromness was commissioned through the Aviation Cadets Program at the University of Utah and earned his wings as a combat pilot. During World War II, he piloted the twin-engine B-26 Marauder bomber and flew 62 missions throughout the Mediterranean, northern Italy, southern France and Germany. Stromness and his crew faced intense antiaircraft fire and enemy fighters as they flew medium-altitude missions in support of Allied ground forces. Near the end of his tour his squadron was attacked by the new jet German fighters—the first time jet aircraft were used in combat.

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Selections are only based on the nominee's military service
Nominees do not have to be alumni or associated with the university in any way. Each year, the committee selects eleven honorees based on noteworthy honor, courage, commitment, and sacrifice during their military service to our nation, but decorations for valor are not required. Selections are only based on the nominee's military service.