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04.01.1943 No. 54 O.T.U. Beaufighter IIF T3058 Fl/Sgt. Robert F. Norwood

Operation: Training Flight

Date: 4th January 1943 (Monday)

Unit: 54 OTU

Type: Beaufighter IIF

Serial: T3038

Base: RAF Winfield, Berwickshire

Location: Hutton Hillbridge, Berwickshire

Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Robert Frederick Norwood 1383805 RAFVR Age 19. Killed

Nav: Sgt. Irvine Jackson 1198766 RAFVR Age 22. Killed (1)

REASON FOR LOSS:

This crew took-off from RAF Winfield. Fl/Sgt. Norwood and his navigator Sgt. Jackson were on a training flight when the port engine failed, causing the aircraft to crash at Hutton Hillbridge, Hutton, Berwickshire at 14.20 hours, tragically killing both occupants.

Pilot, Fl/Sgt. Robert Norwood

(1) C.W.G.C. list him as being 23 years old, his family grave shows 22.

      

Left: Grave of Sgt. Jackson

Burial Details:

Fl/Sgt. Robert Frederick Norwood. St. Pancras Cemetery. Sec. 20. R.C. Grave 48. (Shown above right) Son of Herbert Fredrick and Eleanor Ada Norwood. of Edgware, Middlesex, England.

Sgt. Irvine Jackson. Bournemouth East Cemetery. Plot G. Row 6. Grave 156. (Shown above left) Son of Arthur and Hetty Jackson, of Bournemouth, England. (1) CWGC list him as being 23 years old, his family grave shows 22

With thanks to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details of next of kin.


Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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