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Sergeant Walter Moores - RAFVR

 
 Sergeant Walter Moores was serving as Flight Engineer on board Lancaster Mk. I DV-386 coded UL-E2 during an operation to Leipzig on February 19/20, 1944. The aircraft was airborne from Elsham Woods at 2345 hrs and was lost without a trace, the entire crew is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. 

The other crewmembers were:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/Sgt Andrew Kirk

RAFVR

Pilot

Leeds, Yorkshire

21

Sgt Walter Moores

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

Miles Platting, Manchester

25

F/Sgt Royston Smith

RAFVR

Navigator

Merton Park, Surrey

21

Sgt Eric Howard

RAFVR

Bomb Aimer

Hunts Cross, Liverpool

23

F/Sgt William Kitson

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

Birmingham

30

F/Sgt Maurice Churchman

RAFVR

M/U Gunner

Sowerby Bridge, W.Yorkshire

23

Sgt Thomas Finnerty

RAFVR

Rear Gunner

Grappenhall, Cheshie

25

 Sergeant Walter Moores was the son of George and Edith Moores of 1 Energy Street, Miles Platting, Manchester.He had one sister, Irene and before enlisting was employed as a fireman. He enjoyed repairing and riding motor cycles and was a talented footballer.

 He was killed five days before his twenty fifth birthday.

 

 

 

  Photos courtesy of Peter Fitchett, research by Linda Ibrom.