- George Norman Austin was a son of Robert Blacow Austin and May Austin of St. Anne's, Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire. He was
promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 2 november 1940 and to W/S
Lieutenant on 2 may 1942. Austin was commended for Act of Gallantry on
27 august 1942.
Austin served with HQ Company. He was attached to 1st Airlanding Brigade
HQ where he was the Liaison Officer to the South Staffords.
- According to the book 'By Land, Sea and Air' (Alexander Junier,
Bart Smulders and Jaap Korsloot) Austin was killed when the Germans put
in a heavy attack with tanks and infantry on the western side of the
perimeter, threatening 1st Airlanding Brigade HQ. The attack was beaten
off as a small party consisting of Brigade HQ men under Lieutenant
Austin managed to push them back. Probably Austin died somewhere near
Kneppelhoutweg or Hoofdlaan in Oosterbeek.
- According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Austin was given a field burial in the Hartenstein