Norman Myer Goldberg

Wireless Operator, 49 Squadron
Service number 1086976
Died 23 May 1944
Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany
Age 22

Headstone Inscription
‘SADLY MISSED BY FATHER, MOTHER, SISTERS AND BROTHERS. EVER IN OUR THOUGHTS’


Norman was born on 13 May 1922 in Liverpool to Philip and Rachel née Cohen. Norman was the youngest of seven children, Golda, Simon, Abraham, Cicely, Frank and Dora. Their father Philip worked as a house painter and decorator and Simon and Frank were ship painters. Norman enlisted into the RAF at Padgate in 1940.

Norman was the wireless operator on Lancaster NE125 which took off from RAF Fiskerton on an operation to Braunschweig. The aircraft was shot down and was claimed by Oblt. Karl-Heinz Seeler of 5./JG302 (Wilde Sau) as his 2nd Abschuss at 01.00hrs over Hagen. All the crew were killed.

A/G, Frederic Allan Newell Clifton, 142062
Pilot, Philip Rodney Graves-Hook, 172589
Nav, William George Wesley Johnson, RCAF J/24698
F/E, Ernest George Jones, 1651532
A/G, George Henry Little, 1451930
A/B, Francis Edward Sinden, 139840

Courtesy of 49 Squadron Association and Dr Peter Stokes.