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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Raymond Geoffrey Norris -


Raymond Geoffrey Norris, son of Arthur George and Elsie Norris; nephew of Mr. J. Reynolds, of Gunville, Isle of Wight.

Sergeant (W. Op. [Air]) 1602554 Raymond Geoffrey Norris, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

Further information

Name appears on the following memorials :

Newport War Memorial

Date of Death :Died 1 June 1944 aged 21
Where buried or commemorated :Marissel French National Cemetery
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.I LM121 LS-C of 15 Sqn
Pilot :P/O P C Dombrain, RAAF CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt L T Gearing CWGC record ...
Navigator :Flt/Sgt A S Long, RAAF CWGC record ...
Air Bomber :Flt/Sgt L S Jamieson, RNZAF CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Flt/Sgt S A Nystrom, RAAF CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Flt/Sgt F B Reid CWGC record ...

Orphaned at the age of nine, Geoff Norris was raised at Ashen End Cottages, Gunville by his uncle and aunt, James and Ethel Reynolds. He worked at Fisk and Fisher at St Cross Mill, Newport, before volunteering for the RAF at the age of 18. He was part of the crew of Avro Lancaster LM121, LS-C, of 15 Sqn, based at RAF Mildenhall. The aircraft took at 23.57 hrs to bomb railway yards at Trappes, in France. It was shot down by a German night fighter and crashed at Lormaison (Oise) 20 km South of Beauvais. All the crew are buried at Marissel.

Information provided by John Bloodworth
Flt Sgt Geoff Norris


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