Sergeant Norman TWEEDIE

Service No: 402474
Born: Katoomba NSW, 25 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1940
Unit: No. 75 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Feltwell
Died: Air Operations: (No. 75 Squadron Wellington aircraft R1038), North West Europe, 12 September 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Ernest and Amy Gertrude Tweedie, of Portland, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Portland NSW
Remembered: Panel 63, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Leading Aircraftman Donald Tweedie (402420)

At 2117 hours on the 11 September 1941Wellington R1038 took off from Feltwell to carry out a bombing mission against Kiel, Germany. Apart from a third class fix at 0101 hours on 12
September, which placed the aircraft north of the target but not far off track, nothing further was heard from R1038 which failed to return to base. Following post war searches and investigations, it was recorded in 1949 that the missing crew members had no known graves.

The crew members of R1038 were:

Sergeant Derek Frederick Dunlop (1005738) (RAFVR) (First Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant Talfryn Barton Hopkins (R/64714) (RCAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Maurice Wyndham Stuart McVety (1252094) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Keith Vernon Dudley Roe (1250397) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Kenneth Aubyn Tomlinson (1108182) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Norman Tweedie (4024734) (Second Wireless Operator Air Gunner)


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, 163/169/54

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