NORENIUS, Gunnar Reinhold

Lieutenant (Pilot)
Gunnar Reinhold NORENIUS
South African Air Force , 614 Squadron RAF
Killed on Active Duty on 12th October 1942
Aged 26

Husband of Margaret A. NORENIUS, of 49 Mons Road, Belle Vue East,Johannesburg, South Africa.

Gunnar was the pilot of 614 Squadron Bristol Blenheim Mk V, BA724, c/s LJ-? which crashed near Kentford, hitting trees on the approach to RAF Snailwell, prior to leaving for Gibraltar, en route for North Africa. As well as Gunnar, his observer 49292 Pilot Officer Abert Drake was killed, and Sergeant Russell was badly hurt. P/Off Drake was from Beckenham and is buried there

Gunnar is buried in Newmarket Cemetery in grave O:379

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