Hammond enlisted in RAAF Aircrew and trained as a single engine pilot. After graduation and service as
a flying instructor, he was posted to Mildura for operational training.
On the eve of his 21st birthday 16 February 1945, Kittyhawks A29-186 and A29-167 collided while training near the Wentworth Bombing Range and crashed one mile apart. His friend, Flight Lieutenant Robert Milne (406362) was the other pilot.
W/O Norman Hammond aged 20 was buried in the Mildura War Cemetery on February 20, 1945
Acknowledgement – Jean Smith (sister).