DEMPSTER Norman MacLean 415074

LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Norman MacLean DEMPSTER

Service No: 415074
Born: Northam WA, 17 June 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 June 1941
Unit: No. 22 Squadron, Morotai
Died: (No. 22 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A8-34), Ceram, 2 April 1945, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Cedric and Lylia Olive Dempster, of Grass Valley, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Grass Valley WA
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Beaufighter aircraft A8-34 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed on Ceram Island on 2 April 1945. No. 22 Squadron Members killed were Pilot Officer Norman MacLean Dempster (415074) (Pilot) and Flying Officer Ward Joseph Liston (431847) (Navigator).

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 52

Bibliography:

Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992