Sergeant Norman Paterson McKirdy WILSON

Service No: 400130
Born: Melbourne VIC, 17 January 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 May 1940
Unit: No. 14 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 14 Squadron Blenheim aircraft T2065), off Crete, 25 May 1941, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman Edward McKirdy Wilson and Phyllis Mary Wilson, of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Australia
Roll of Honour: Wagga Wagga NSW
Remembered: Column 246, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Victory Memorial Gardens Cenotaph, Wagga Wagga NSW

On 25 May 1941 Blenheim T2065 took off from Landing Ground 21, Egypt, to attack the airfield at Maleme, Crete. T2065 was shot down by Me109 aircraft over Suda Bay and the three crew members were killed.

The crew members of T2065 were:

Pilot Officer Anthony Doughty Browne (61026) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Flight Lieutenant Richard Arnold Green (40471) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Norman Paterson McKirdy Wilson (400130) (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
Gunby D (David) and Pelham Temple, Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Volume 1 1939-1942, Midland Publishing UK, 2006
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/178/136
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Napier, Michael Winged Crusaders: the exploits of 14 Squadron RFC & RAF 1915-1945, Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley UK, 2012

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