The Airmen's Stories - P/O N Hart
Norris Hart was born in Montreal, Canada and brought up in Hamilton, Ontario. He learned to fly at the local Aero Club, rising to be come an instructor. He gained further experience in the USA before joining the RAF on a short service commission.
He arrived in England and was posted to 242 Squadron at Coltishall on 18th July 1940. Lacking Hurricane experience, he went to 5 OTU Aston Down for further training. After converting to Hurricanes he rejoined 242 on 12th August.
He claimed a He111 destroyed on 30th August, a Me109 on 15th September and two Ju88's on the 18th.
Hart did not return from a combat with Me109's off Sheerness on 5th November 1940 in Hurricane P2806.
He was 25 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 8.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner