LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Norman Louis REDFORD

Service No: 419538
Born: 3 July 1924, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 August 1942
Unit: No. 235 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 235 Squadron Mosquito aircraft HP967), Norway, 4 November 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery, Norway
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hedley and Emily Jane Redford, of Horsham Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Horsham VIC
Remembered: Panel 129, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 4 November 1944, Mosquito HP967 crashed when carrying out operational mission against shipping in the Kihn Harbour, Norway. The aircraft carried out an attack and on turning away dived suddenly and steeply and crashed on the Island of Storgen, about 30 miles south of Vaagso, Norway. The aircraft exploded and a Pilot who flew low over the wreckage stated that both the crew members must have been killed.

The crew members of HP967 were:

Flying Officer Harold Llewellyn Powell (412734) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Norman Louis Redford (419538) (Navigator)

References:

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, 166/35/378