MOORE, John Francis

Plane was a Lancaster R5552 of the 166 Sqn. which was to bomb Frankfurt. This aircraft was one of 650 Bomber Command aircraft of which 41 were lost. R5552 crashed before it could reach the target area.

Last Name
MOORE
Given Names
John Francis
Service Number
410689
Date of Birth
18/05/1923
Birth Location
Brunswick VIC.
Enlistment Date
31/01/1942
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
30/04/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 25
Intake Date
30/04/1942
Finish Date
19/10/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
20/12/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
166SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. From U.K target Frankfurt Germany
Date of Death
20/12/1943
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Middelharnis Protestant Cemetery Netherlands
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 A/C Europe defence 1939-45 War medal
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster R5552 of the 166 Sqn. which was to bomb Frankfurt. This aircraft was one of 650 Bomber Command aircraft of which 41 were lost. R5552 crashed before it could reach the target area.

Posting on Death
166 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - MOORE John Francis - Service Number 410689 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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