Sergeant Norman Leslie WACHTER

Service No: 425911
Born: Townsville QLD, 21 October 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 may 1942
Unit: No. 12 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 12 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft BJ621), Shropshire, 8 September 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie Harry Otto and Ivy May Wachter, of Kenmore, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Kenmore QLD
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2153 hours on the night of 7 September 1943 Wellington BJ621 took off from RAF Chipping Warden detailed to carry out a night navigation training exercise. The aircraft crashed with considerable force at Eudon Mill near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. All the crewmembers were killed.

The crew members of BJ621 were:

Sergeant Walter Henry Lawrence (1388668) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant George Donald Morrow (R/163708) (RCAF) (Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant William Shepherd (1551889) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Norman Leslie Wachter (425911) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Francis George Wells (954542) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


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, 166/43/338

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