Rank & Name: W/C Norman Barry Littlejohn OBE

Date of Death: N/A


Little is known of W/C Littlejohn at this stage but the following information has been found.

Supplement to the Gazette - dated 04/02/1947 - S/Ldr (temp. Wing Commander N.B. Littlejohn OBE (32067) "Transfer to reserve (class "c") - effective 21st Dec. 1946.

It appears that he had also been the C/O of 53 Sqn. According to the book "United in Effort" by Jock Mason, he assumed command on the 21st of August 1944.


According to this site - he was either Canadian, or served at some point with the RCAF


He was awarded his OBE on the June 1943 Birthday Honours List. It appears he was serving with the RCAF at No.31 OTU at the time.

Sourced from Flight Global magazine - 1945


Further Information

LITTLEJOHN, W/C Norman Barry (RAF 32067) - Officer, Order of the British Empire - No.31 Operational Training Unit, Debert, Nova Scotia - Award effective 28 May 1943 as per London Gazette dated 2 June 1943 and AFRO 1459/43 dated 30 July 1943. Found in Ferry Command delivery cards held by Directorate of History as Document 84/44-3; these state he was born 15 September 1908 in Australia; home in Weston-sur-Mere, Britain; engaged in Ferry Command as an instructor (landplanes and seaplanes) at least April to July 1941 and ferried Catalinas and Liberators to Britain.

This officer, as Chief Instructor at this school, is exceedingly energetic, very painstaking and an excellent organizer. It is largely due to the splendid leadership and admirable organizing ability afforded by Wing Commander Littlejohn that this school has maintained a high order of production. He is an exceedingly fine officer whose loyalty, drive, ingenuity and outstanding devotion to duty have brought this school up to its present satisfactory state of training efficiency.

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Rest In Peace