Norman Nicholas England

Sergeant Norman Nicholas England of Portadown, Co. Armagh died on 22nd June 1943 while taking part in a bombing raid over Germany with R.A.F. 44 Squadron.


Norman Nicholas England


Sergeant Norman Nicholas England (1130657) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. He was the son of William Henry England and Evelyn England (née Holmes) of 8 West Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

Sergeant England died on 22nd June 1943 aged 24 years old while serving in R.A.F. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. He was a wireless operator on Avro Lancaster III LM330 KM-Q when it took off from R.A.F. Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire, England for a night-time raid on Krefeld, Germany. A Messerschmitt Bf 110 night fighter likely either flown by Hauptmann Rudolf Sigmund or Major Helmut Lent shot the bomber down off the Dutch coast.

Sergeant England has no known grave and his name is on Panel 148 of the Runnymede Memorial, Egham, Surrey, England. His name is also on the Portadown War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

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