Norman Viner

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 51 Squadron
Service number 1305770
Died 21 January 1942
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 25

Norman was born on 11 December 1916 in Leeds, Yorkshire to Morris and Russian born Sophia née Rifkin and had a younger sister Hilda. Norman’s father Morris pre-deceased him, dying in 1932.

In 1939, Norman was living with his mother and sister Hilda Rose at 11 Hamilton View, Leeds. Norman was working as a hire purchase accounts clerk and his mother was a tailoress.

Norman was the wireless operator/air gunner on Whitley Z9311 which departed RAF Dishforth on a night operation to Emden. The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Helmut Lent of the Stab II./NJG 2. All five crew were killed and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

W/Op A/G, James Joseph Clarke, 624831.

Obs, Bernard Leslie hart, 746920.

Pilot, Donald Arthur Richards, 1055928.

Pilot, Bernard Sides, 100581.