Norman (RA)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that RA Norman was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties:

  1. 12/08/1941 Essen
  2. 14/08/1941 Magdeburg
  3. 16/08/1941 Cologne
  4. 02/09/1941 Berlin
  5. 07/09/1941 Berlin (Incident)
  6. 13/09/1941 Brest
  7. 15/09/1941 Hamburg
  8. 19/09/1941 Stettin
  9. 29/09/1941 Stettin
  10. 10/10/1941 Essen
  11. 12/10/1941 Nuremberg
  12. 14/10/1941 Nuremberg
  13. 07/11/1941 Berlin
  14. 09/11/1941 Hamburg
  15. 25/11/1941 Brest
  16. 30/11/1941 Hamburg

The following shows the composition of his crew on these sorties, along with the number of sorties undertaken by each airman as part of his crew (as recorded in the squadron’s Operations Record Book). It should be noted that some of these sorties may have been aborted and therefore would not have counted for the purposes of their “Operational Tour”. Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Robert Alexander Norman16
(2nd Pilot)Cecil Edgar Robertson  Parsons2
Stanley Linwood Pettingale1
Thomas Percival McHale2
William Henry Brunskill6
Henry Anthony  Perks1
[-] Tweddle1
(Observer)Alfred Abels2
Richard Guy Baker5
[-] Williams2
“Jackie” Watt7
(WOP / AG)John Albert Orton1
John Stewart Morrison1
Leslie Douglas Haig Izzard15
Norman Henry Hood3
Richard Yates2
RW Long10
(Air Gunner)H Olsen11
Ivan Jackson5
(Flight Engineer)Dennis Clancy Gardner Butchart3
Wilfred Thomas Palmer11
[-] Berwick1
William G Higgs4

NORMAN CREW
Believed to be: Long, Higgs, Olsen, Izzard, Watt, Norman, Palmer

Posting Dates

NormanRAIn From:19 O.T.U.20/04/1941
Out to:28 Conv. Flt.16/12/1941