Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. N H Guthrie

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Norman Henry Guthrie was born in Plumstead, London in 1916. He enlisted in 604 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force before the war as an air gunner and was called to full-time service on 24th August 1939.

He flew his first two operational sorties on 3rd August 1940 and the third on 11th August. Guthrie later retrained as a radar operator.

In December 1940 he teamed up with F/O ED Crew. On the night of 4th April 1941 they destroyed a He111, on the 8th damaged another, on the 24th destroyed a He111 and on the 28th another.

During the night of 8th May 1941 they damaged a He111 land on 7th July they destroyed a Ju88 and a He111 over Southampton.

Guthrie was awarded the DFM (gazetted 24th June 1941). He was posted away from 604 in July.

Promoted to Warrant Officer on 1st March 1942, Guthrie was commissioned in September 1942 and released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He died on 17th February 1981.

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