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    Default F/L. Norman Lewis DFC*

    Hi All,

    I would like to discover the events leading to the loss of this officer, the citation for his DFC's would also be welcome, if anyone can help it would be appreciated.

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    and a happy New Year

    Peter.

    Name: LEWIS, NORMAN
    Initials: N
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Nav.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Date of Death: 05/05/1947
    Service No: 47820
    Awards: D F C and Bar
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
    Cemetery: LEICESTER CITY (GILROES) CREMATORIUM
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    Peter,

    5-5-1947 RS644 Mosquito VI 204 AFS Near RAF Cottesmore

    The aircraft was being flown on an air test and it is believed to have dived out of cloud at high speed.

    F/O Ronald Thomas HEMMING 24 D.F.C, A.F.C
    F/L Norman LEWIS D.F.C & Bar

    'Final Landings- RAF Losses 1946-49- Colin Cummings'

    Mark

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    Default F/L Norman Lewis DFC*

    No luck with DFC but re the Bar I have:

    LEWIS, Norman, F/L, DFC (47820, Royal Air Force) - No.627 Squadron - Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 13 October 1944. No citation in that publication; following text from Flight, 7 December 1944; relevant Air Ministry Bulletin may have more. Award effective 6 August 1944; he had subsequently been killed in action.

    "Flight Lieutenant Lewis is a navigator with a fine operational record. Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross he has participated in many more operational sorties, the majority of which have been against heavily defended targets in Germany. The high standard of navigation displayed in action has enabled many missions to be successfully completed."

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    Mark, Hugh

    Many thanks for the info, its a great help.

    Wishing you a happy New Year

    Regards
    Peter.

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