Norman C. Skogstad (1921-2001) was a World War II Army Air Forces flying ace and a leading pilot in the MTO or Mediterranean Theater of Operations. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II as a 1st Lieutenant with the 307th Fighter Squadron. He began his overseas service in June, 1944 as a 1st Lieutenant. By the end of the war, he achieved the rank of Captain and was the leader of a squadron.
As an ace, Skogstad had 12 confirmed kills, piloting a P-51. His first occurred August 7, 1944 in Blechhammer, Poland where he destroyed two enemy aircraft. On August 18, 1944 he destroyed two Me 109's over Ploesti, Romania. Ten days later in Austria, he destroyed one transport. In September 2, 1944, he was credited with destroying one Ju 52. On December 17, 1944, he was credited with destroying two FW-190's over Blechhammer, Poland. His last confirmed kills occurred on March 25, 1945 where he destroyed four FW-190's over Olomouc, Moravia.
Norman C. Skogstad was awarded the ETO Ribbon with seven battle stars, the ATO anti-submarine patrol decoration, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal with 17 clusters, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also earned the Presidential Unit and Silver Star for Gallantry.