Sergeant Norman Rixson
Norman, who was known by the family as 'Danny' (after the famous song 'Danny Boy') came from Essex. His family were devastated at his loss, he was so popular, at his funeral the choir sang 'Danny Boy' in his honour. 'Danny' was the son of George Alfred and Clara Florence Rixson of Grays, Essex.
An intake of young RAF Voluntary Reserve Airman, 'Danny' is sat front row, second from the left. Below is 'Danny's' RAF portrait photograph, Sergeant Norman Rixon Service Number 16022545.
Danny's grave in Grays New Cemetery, he was just 20 years of age when he was killed in April 1944.