Norman, W C


Norman, W C


17 items. The collection concerns Sergeant William Christopher Norman (1592453 Royal Air Force) and contains his log book, documents and correspondence. He flew operations as an air gunner with 626 Squadron and was killed 5 October 1944.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Andrew King and catalogued by Trevor Hardcastle.

Additional information on William Christopher Norman is available via the IBCC Losses Database.




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Norman, WC

Collection Items

Telegram to William Norman's sister
The telegram sent by RAF Wickenby to William's sister when he failed to return from an operation.

Red Cross letter to William's sister
The letter is in reply to an enquiry made for any information about her brother. Unfortunately they didn't have news.

William Norman's address book
Has a copy of the Morse Code as well as Williams sister's address as well his own at the various RAF stations he was posted to. There a other addresses as well as a poem.

Record sheet for 1317047 Flight Sergeant Howell ELC
Records 10 sorties of 6 full operations.

William Norman's Service and Pay Book
From 22 March 1943. Contains entries of medical category, vaccinations, rank etc.

William Norman's decorations
1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star and War Medal 1939-45.

Letter to Mrs Brennan from Wing Commander commanding 626 Squadron
Letter to William's sister following up the telegram informing the next of kin that he was missing.

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

Covering letter for Williams log book when it was sent to his mother
Letter asked that his mother acknowledge receipt of the log book.

Table of 626 Squadron's operations mid 1944
Table covers from March to October and shows the target, number of aircraft that set out, number that returned early, their details, aircraft missing and their details.

William Norman commemorative scroll
Scroll sent to the next of kin of those servicemen who died in the war from King George VI.

William Norman newspaper cuttings
Two cuttings reporting that William previously reported as missing is now presumed dead.

Record sheet for 1333766 Sergeant Whitehead
Records 12 operations or 7 1/3 full operations

Record sheet for 1605575 Sergeant Glass
Records 10 sorties or 7 full operations

Record card for 1335368 Flight Sergeant Waspe E J
Records 12 sorties or 7 1/3 operations.

Record card for 1018307 Flight Sergeant Ball I
Records 11 sorties or 7 full operations

Record sheet for 1603457 Sergeant Harding
Records 12 sorties or 7 full operations
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