Sergeant Norman K Whitehouse

19 Aug 1944

Norman Kenneth Whitehouse was the son of James and Elsie Whitehouse, of Edmonton, Middlesex. He enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Sergeant Whitehouse successfully completed Glider Pilot training and was posted to A Squadron, The Glider Pilot Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Sgt Whitehouse was the co-pilot of a Horsa glider carrying a Polish anti-tank crew. It was shot down by Flak, and crashed west of Sint-Michielsgestel. He was buried , along with his pilot, S/Sgt Ronald Osborn, and the two Polish soldiers, Ognm. Piotr Maslorz and Kan. Kazimierz Nowak, in the Roman Catholic section of the General Cemetery at Sint-Michielsgestel. Killed in action on 19 September 1944, aged 26.

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