Sergeant Norman Leslie THOMAS

Service No: 416109
Born: Adelaide SA, 6 August 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 March 1941
Unit: No. 7 Squadron, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 7 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-151), Christmas Hill VIC, 15 April 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Adelaide (Centennial Park) Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Leslie Quinton Thomas and Ida Louise Thomas, of Westbourne Park
Roll of Honour: Mitcham SA
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At about 2300 hours on 15 April 1942, Hudson A16-151 crashed at Christmas Hill, near Yarra Glen, Victoria, and all five crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is unknown. The crew members of A16-151 were:

Sergeant Alan William Amey (401876) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Richard George Banks (405564) (Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Keith William Higgie (40512) (Supernumerary)
Pilot Officer Ronald Loris Nall (411367) (Observer)
Sergeant Norman Leslie Thomas (416109) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/166/189


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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