Middlesbrough-born writer Bill Norman is an aviation historian with a particular interest in the North East of England. For many years he has been researching the air war over the northern counties of Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland during the Second World War.
He has written numerous articles on that theme for the northern press and for a number of aviation magazines. He is also the author of nine books on the subject.
Most of those books were published by Leo Cooper/Pen & Sword but more recently Bill has published under his own imprint.
His first such publication, Wartime Teesside Revisited (2004), quickly sold out and was soon followed by Halifax Squadron (2005). His latest venture, South Bank Dornier,was published in March, 2008. Like its predecessors, it appears to have been well received.