Flying Officer Norman William POWELL

Service No: 432973
Born: Tighes Hill NSW, 27 November 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 January 1943
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Kittyhawk aircraft A29-147), Mildura, 7 September 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Bede Powell and Victoria May Powell, of Enfield, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Enfield NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1050 hours on 7 September 1944, Kittyhawk A29-147 flown by Flying Officer Powell crashed at the Mildura aerodrome and he was killed. After attempting to make a forced landing, he proceeded to go around again, but the aircraft stalled when at a height of about 100 feet and crashed and burned.


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, 166/33/216

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