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- Biography -
- Raymond Geoffrey Norris -

Flt Sgt Geoff Norris Name : Raymond Geoffrey Norris

known as Geoff Norris

Son of : Arthur George Norris and Elsie Norris (née Reynolds); nephew of Mr. J. Reynolds, of Gunville, Isle of Wight

Born : 1922, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
  Service Details :

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

Casualty Details :

Died : 1 June 1944 aged 21.

Buried at : Marissel French National Cemetery, Oise, France.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport War Memorial as G NORRIS
Carisbrooke War Memorial as R NORRIS
  Photo Gallery :

Flt Sgt Geoff Norris
Flt Sgt Geoff Norris
  Further Information :

Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.I LM121 LS-C of XV (15) Sqn
Other Crew
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 Grove 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 XV (15) Sqn, based at RAF Mildenhall. The aircraft took off 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.
  Acknowledgments :

Thanks to Geoff Reynolds (nephew of Raymond Geoffrey Norris) for further information.

See Geoff Reynolds' account of Geoff Norris' life at Stirling Pilot
  Links :

The Mildenhall Register XV, XC, 149, 218 (GC) and 622 with Friends of 75 (NZ) Bomber Squadrons' Association
  Page status :
Page last updated : 25 August 2014


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