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The Airmen's Stories - P/O N A Sadler


Norman Alfred Sadler was born on 30th July 1914 in Edmonton, Middlesex and was employed as a Clerical Officer in HM Office of Works before joining the RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer.

Called up on 1st September 1939 he completed his training, was commissioned and arrived at No. 1 (Coastal) OTU in late July 1940. After training on Blenheims he was posted to 235 Squadron on 14th August.




On 16th December 1940 Sadler was a member of the crew of Blenheim LA-B Z5754, on a minelaying escort operation. Sadler, P/O J Coggins and Sgt. PR Prosser were all lost when the aircraft crashed into the sea off Titchwell, Norfolk, cause unknown.

Only Sadler's body was recovered, he is buried at Great Bircham, Norfolk churchyard.






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