Norman Leonard Lewis
Pilot, 99 (Madras Presidency) Squadron
Service number 40399
Died 14 December 1939
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Norman was born in South Africa and research is ongoing for further details on his life and family.
Wellington N2870 departed from RAF Newmarket, Suffolk at 11:43. The aircraft was destroyed in a mid-air collision with Wellington N2911 off Wangerooge Island, Lower Saxony, while trying to escape fighters during a raid on Heligoland and Wilhelmshaven. Both aircraft crashed, killing all twelve crew.
The crew of N2870 were:
40399, Pilot Officer Norman Leonard Lewis.
580342, Sgt Harvey Hulme.
580817, Sgt William James Atkins.
523569, AC.1 Rolf Heywood.
523436, Corporal Thomas Hunter.
567346, AC.1 Charles Watson.