McIntyre, Norman Gregor (Flying Officer, b.1919-d.1943)
Collection relating to the Second World War service of 414154 Flying Officer Norman Gregor McIntyre, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), 466 Squadron, Canada and United Kingdom, 1941-1947.
Wallet 1 of 1 contains a logbook and souvenirs of Flying Officer McIntyre. Also contains documents and letters relating to Flying Officer’ McIntyre’s service and death.
Folder 1 of 3: Consists of one log book of Flying Officer McIntyre, which records details of the flights he made between 1 May 1942 and 16 December 1943. Details recorded include dates, times, pilots, type of aircraft, duties, and purposes of the flights. Purposes of flights include training, photography exercises, night flying practice, bombing practice, circuits and landing practice, air sea rescue, formation flying, and bombing operations targeting Germany and Axis-occupied Europe. The log book also includes certificates recording the results of various training courses.
Folder 2 of 3: Consists of personal items belonging to Flying Officer McIntyre. It contains
1x “The Australian Soldiers’ Pocket Book”, 1942, inscribed with Flying Officer McIntyre’s name and details
1x Souvenir programme for the Graduation Dinner for Course 49- No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg, 26 August 1942. Programme features a photograph of course participants on front and signatures on reverse.
Folder 3 of 3: Consists of documents and letters relating to Flying Officer’ McIntyre’s service and death. It contains
1x Letter from Captain of 51 Battalion to “Whom it may Concern”, dated 17 July 1941, regarding discharge from militia unit upon enlistment in the RAAF
1x Letter of recommendation from T. McDonald of T. McDonald Jewellers, [date unknown]
1x Letter from No. 3 RAAF Recruiting Centre to McIntyre, dated 28 July 1941
1x Report from No. 3 Initial Training School indicating that McIntyre is to be an observer, dated c. late February 1942
1x Letter from D.K. Braddock, RAAF, to McIntyre regarding his recent marriage in England
1x Letter from the Air Ministry Casualty Branch to Mrs McIntyre, informing her of her husband’s missing status, dated 22 December 1943.
1x Letter from the Squadron Leader of No. 97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron, Royal Air Force, to Mrs McIntyre, informing her of details of McIntyre’s crew, dated 29 December 1943
1x Letter from the Air Ministry Casualty Branch to Mrs McIntyre, informing her of her husband’s death, dated 8 June 1944
1x Letter from C.F. Ellevsen, RAAF, to Mrs McIntyre, regarding her husband’s logbook, dated 26 September 1945.
1x Letter from M.D.D. Delaney, RAAF, to Mrs McIntyre, regarding her husband’s burial site at Berlin, dated 15 August 1947
1x Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs McIntyre, regarding her husband’s burial site, dated 22 September 1947,
1x List of personal effects of Flying Officer McIntyre, [date unknown]
1x Birth certificate of Flying Officer McIntyre
1x Commemorative scroll relating to Flying Officer McIntyre
Flying Officer McIntyre was a navigator, and trained in Canada and Scotland before serving with 466 Squadron. On 16 December 1943, Flying Officer McIntyre was killed in a flying battle over Germany.