Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O N B Heywood

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Norman Bagshaw Heywood joined the RAF on a short service commission in February 1939. He completed his training and joined 226 Squadron, flying Fairey Battles. In August 1940 he volunteered for Fighter Command.

 

 

After converting to Hurricanes Heywood was posted to 32 Squadron at Acklington on 9th September, moved to 607 Squadron at Tangmere on the 22nd and then to 257 Squadron at Martlesham Heath on 14th October.

On the 22nd Heywood was hit by anti-aircraft fire whilst in combat with Me109’s over Folkestone. His Hurricane, R4195, crashed south of Lydd church and he was killed.

Heywood was 22. He is buried in Stretford Cemetery, Manchester.

 

 

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