Personnel Index - Detail

Name
FLEMING
First Names
Norman
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
978488
Crew Position
Air Gunner
Age
22
Date of Death
23/09/1943
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke
 

Marriage of Elizabeth Alice Meeks to Norman Fleming
Photograph via Dominic Howard

From left to right:
Ted Meeks, one of Norman's brothers, Norman, Alice, another of Norman's brothers and Mary Meeks

23/24 September, 1943; MANNHEIM:

The northern part of Mannheim suffered bombing from 628 aircraft. It cost Bomber Command 18 Lancasters, 7 Halifaxes and 7 Wellingtons.
After their mid-afternoon bus trip from Fiskerton, 13 crews had climbed away from Dunholme Lodge by 18.56hrs. Once over the target, fighters were again much in evidence. The use of searchlights in co-ordination with fighters accounted for many of the losses.
F/Sgt Dave Stanton and crew, on only their third trip were missing and they were all later reported killed; their graves are in the Durnbach Cemetery, Germany.

Lancaster JB301
F/S D. Stanton Pilot (Killed)
Sgt J. Tunley F/E (Killed)
Sgt C.F. Walton NAV (Killed)
Sgt E.W. Howell W/AG (Killed)
Sgt N. Fleming A/G (Killed)
Sgt J. Spiers B/A (Killed)
Sgt G.A. Bicknell A/G (Killed)

Crew on their 3rd operation.

Click this link to view the crash site of JB301.