Norman Henry Waterson was born on April 19, 1915 to Henry Ellsworth and Mary Rebecca Kimble Waterson who lived in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Norman was one of seven children. His father was a farmer.
Norman had a grammar school education and left school to work on the farm. Norman entered service in the Army on May 1, 1942. He was assigned to the 33rd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division. A website for the 33rd says:
“The 33rd Armored Regiment, Sunday punch of Brigadier General Truman E. Boudinot's Combat Command "B", was the second half of that massive tank battering ram which made the 3rd Armored Division famous. Its Shermans were the first allied fighting machines to reach the Third Reich and to capture a German town.”
Private Norman Henry Waterson was killed in action on August 15, 1944, in Germany. He is buried at the Oxford Cemetery.