Pilot Officer James William NORTON

Service No: 411173
Born: Sydney NSW, 2 April 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 75 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 75 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-3), near Wauchope NSW, 7 March 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William James Norton and Bertha Norton; husband of Patricia Maude Norton, of Queanbeyan
Roll of Honour: Queanbeyan NSW
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Queanbeyan and District Honour Roll, Queanbeyan NSW

On 7 March 1942, Kittyhawk A29-3 flown by Pilot Officer Norton being ferried from Bankstown to Townsville crashed near Wauchope and Pilot Officer Norton was killed. The crash site was circled by Pilot Officer Lloyd Henry Holliday (411786) in Kittyhawk A29-1 who was to crash and be killed near Kempsey later that day.


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/49/23
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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