BUCHANAN Norman Ross 406609

LEST WE FORGET 

Sergeant Norman Ross BUCHANAN 

Service No: 406609
Born: Roelands WA, 17 February 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 223 Squadron (RAF), Amriya, Egypt
Died: Air Operations (No. 223 Squadron Baltimore aircraft AG814), Egypt, 25 September 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman and Fairlie Buchanan, of Busselton, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Harvey WA
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Baltimore AG814 crashed at 1520 hours on 25th September 1942, four miles north west of Landing Ground 86, Egypt. All the crew were killed.

The crew members of AG814 were:

Sergeant John Russell Bannister (408166) (Observer)
Sergeant Norman Ross Buchanan (406609) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Andrew Murray Kettle (401170) (Pilot)
Sergeant George Henry Patterson (1294122) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/94/289

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990