PARKER Norman Lewis 29099

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Norman Lewis PARKER

Service No: 29099
Born: York WA, 1 September 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 October 1918
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Williamtown NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 5 Operational Training Unit Beaufighter aircraft A19-36) Evans Head NSW, 10 November 1944, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Evans Head War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry and Emily Parker; husband of Freda Evelyn Parker, of Geraldton, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Geraldton WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Bristol Beaufighter aircraft A19-36 and A19-194 were involved in a mid-air collision over Evans Head; A19-36 crashed near Evans Head while A19-194 crashed into the sea off Evans Head.

The crew members of A19-36 were:

Sergeant Neville Martin Tyack (431342) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Norman Lewis Parker (29099) (Pilot)

The crew members of A19-194 were:

Flight Lieutenant Arthur George Hodges (267209) (Navigator)
Flight Lieutenant Arthur Curlewis Young DFC (406671) (Pilot)

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 Australian On-Line Record A9845, 12

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, 1990