William Norman's observer's and air gunner's flying log book

LNormanWC1592453v1.pdf

Title

William Norman's observer's and air gunner's flying log book

Description

William began his training at the No 12 AGS RAF Bishops Court in October 1943 flying in the Anson, he left there in December and by March 1944 he was at No 18 OTU, RAF Bramcote, flying in the Wellington, remaining there until April. In May he was briefly at No 1481 Bomber and Gunnery Flight, RAF Binbrook before moving to 1662 HCU, RAF Blyton initially flying in the Halifax but in late June he moved to No 1 LFS, RAF Hemswell flying in the Lancaster. In July 1944 he arrived at No 626 Squadron, RAF Wickenby, as a mid upper gunner on the Lancaster. He did his first operation to Caen on the 18 July. He continued on operations to Shcolven, Kiel, Courtrai, Stuttgart, Foret de Nieppe, Pauilliac, Fontenay le Marmion, Russelshiem, Stettin, St Riquier, Eindhoven, Le Havre, Frankfurt, and Rheine. He did not return from a mining operation to the Kattegat on the 4 October 1944. He had completed 18 operations. His pilot on operations was Flying Officer Green.

Date

1943-10-31
1944-10-04

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One booklet

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LNormanWC1592453v1

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Citation

Great Britain, RAF, “William Norman's observer's and air gunner's flying log book,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 11, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/42373.

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