Norman Fendall, 295 Squadron

Norman Fendall

It is with a great sadness that I learned that Norman FENDALL had left us in 2006.
Norman and I made contact thanks to
Norman was a Wireless Operator Air and a veteran of 295 Squadron in which he had been posted from June 1943 (38 Wing) to the start of 1945 (38 Group).
We corresponded regularly and Norman was always pleased to reply to my questions.
Norman naturally accepted to write his memories for that you can find in Veterans’ stories part: 295 Squadron.
I remember Norman’s pleasure when Paul Nikolic created for him a reproduction his Albemarle V1757 8Z-‘U’.

Norman also joined the Stirling Aircraft Society and as usual he was very active writing articles or going, by example, to the Netherlands for ceremonies.
We miss you Norman.


Norman (on the left) with pupils of Rehoboth School at Doorweth, The Netherlands, in 2004, for the unveiling of a monument dedicated to the Royal Air Force 196 Squadron crew, 38 Group, and the Air Dispatcher who died onboard Stirling IV LJ928 of 196 Squadron on 21 September 1944 in Operation ‘Market’. On the right is life long friend of Norman, Jack Walter, ex 295 Squadron, Air Gunner in Norman’s crew.

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