Sergeant Norman Henry SAILL

Service No: 33313
Born: Kogarah NSW, 3 May 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 August 1940
Unit: No. 22 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 22 Squadron Boston aircraft A28-13), off Point Hood PNG, 1 June 1943, Aged 31 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Henry and Edith Saill; husband of Elizabeth Blanche Saill, of Wallangarra, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Windsor NSW
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Honour Rolls, Sydney NSW

At 1000 hours on 1 June 1943, Boston A28-13 took off from Wards strip Port Moresby, on a non-operational test flight of its front guns. The aircraft crashed at 1100 hours when it dived into a glassy smooth sea near Hood Point, Papua New Guinea.

The crew members of A28-13 were:

Flight Sergeant Austin James Collins (400871) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Leading Aircraftman John Eames Moore (20932) (Armourer)
Flight Lieutenant Phillip Courtney Mullens DFC (402249) (Pilot)
Sergeant Norman Henry Saill (33313) (Wireless Mechanic)


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 A9301, 33313; A9845, 216
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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