Norman Smith

Photograph of Norman Smith

Teeside.My father was an officer in RN for 23+ years and was involved in many a battle in WW2. My wife Christine's father was killed when his Stirling Bomber EE884 was shot down south of Frankfurt near Mannheim on 18.11.43, five months before she was born. When we visited his last resting place in Durnbach War Cemetery in 2003 that was when I became involved in photographing headstones. Therefore when I returned to Durnbach in 2005 I took 34 photographs for the South African project plus many others for persons that had asked me directly.My hobby is photography and I went to College for 3 years to study same. I have taken many photographs for the Australian, Canadian, South African and some for the New Zealand site, and I find it all very worthwhile and interesting. Hopefully I can do the same for the War Graves Photographic Project. I am now 68 and so long as I am able will help where I can. I was also in the RAF for 3 years, serving at Bridgnorth, Hereford, Wyton, High Wycombe and Geilenkirchen in Germany.


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