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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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R.A.F. Crest
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)


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.

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