Norman George McNaughton joined the Royal Flying Corps on 21 July 1915. Posted to 20 Squadron in France, he was wounded in action on 21 April 1916. When he recovered he was posted to 57 Squadron, scoring five victories before he was killed in action. His D.H.4 was shot down by Manfred von Richthofen.
2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) Norman George McNaughton, Gen. List and R.F.C., Spec. Res.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting as patrol leader in numerous combats. On one occasion he led his formation against an enemy patrol, and himself drove down two hostile machines. He has set a fine example of courage and skilful leadership.