OLIVER Norman Leslie 436020

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Norman Leslie OLIVER

Service No: 436020
Born: Melbourne VIC, 15 August 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 October 1942 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Nadzab, New Guinea
Died: Air Operations (No. 4 Squadron Boomerang aircraft A46-138), New Guinea, 27 June 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Lae War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold George and Gladys Elizabeth Ann Oliver, of Heidelberg, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Heidelberg VIC
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Boomerang aircraft A46-138 crashed into a derelict enemy aircraft and burst into flames while making a forced landing at Awar airstrip at Hansa Bay, New Guinea, killing its pilot Flying Officer Oliver (436020).

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, 206

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991