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Warrant Officer, First Class, Norman Williamson - Navigator
Royal Air Force 1940 - 1947
Photos courtesy of Warrant Officer Williamson

In October of 2008 my wife, son and I were honored to have Norman visit us at our house in Wisconsin. Norman surprised me with an incredibly generous gift of his uniform jacket from World War 2. It is now a treasured part of my collection. Getting to meet your heroes is one thing, getting to call them a friend is even better.
R.A.F Bomber Command, 1940-1945.

Operated in North Africa, South Africa, and over Europe, during WW.II, in which time he was stationed at 18 different locations.

Posted to S.E.AC, 1945-1947. (Seconded to Royal Indian Air Force). In March of 1946 he was a member of a "Goodwill" Mission to the Tribal Areas of the North-West Frontier of India, (now part of Pakistan). The convoy of vehicles drove through, and along, the Khyber Pass, making a few calls en route, before reaching the border post with Afghanistan. The convoy returned to Peshawar in India the same day without any serious incident.

4 Campaign Medals, and the Imperial Service Medal.

Warrant Officer Williamson in uniform during the war and today.

This is the Logo of the world-wide association of former Observers and Navigators of which Norman Williamson is the organizer. Please take a minute to check out their website at:-

The Lancaster was the last of five types of aircraft in which W/O Williamson was the Navigator, and it was his favorite!

Photos from Warrant Officer Williamson's mission to the Khyber Pass in 1946.

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