17.06.1944 No 430 Squadron Mustang I AP235 G9-A Fl/Lt. Moore
Operation: Tactical Reconnaissance Flight
Date: 17th June 1944 (Saturday)
Unit: No. 430 Squadron (Motto: Celeriter certoque 'Swiftly and surely')
Type: Mustang l
Base: RAF Dunsfold, Surrey
Location: Between Condé and Flers, France.
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Richard Burton Moore J/10276 RCAF Age 23. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Richard Moore was born in April 1922 in a small community just outside Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. He joined the RCAF in May 1941 and trained as a pilot. On being commissioned he arrived for active service in the United Kingdom in March 1942.
After a successful 'rhubarb' in the Somme Valley, France on the 2nd November 1943 F/O. Moore and F/O. Dohaney J/13094 left behind a trail of ten or eleven damaged engines and five battered pylons.
Took off at noon for a tactical reconnaissance flight when his aircraft was attacked and shot down between Condé and Flers, France by a Fw190.
DFC Citation for F/O. Vincent Coleman Dohaney LG 08th December 1944:
'This officer has completed a large number of sorties, including many tactical reconnaissances. On these missions he has displayed outstanding ability and ±he good results obtained, often in the face of considerable anti-aircraft fire, are a fine tribute to this officer's great courage and tenacity'.
Fl/Lt. Richard Burton Moore. Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados, France. I. A. 5. Son of John Franklin Moore and Mary Florence Moore of Sussex, King’s Co. New Brunswick, Canada. Grave inscription reads: "Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends".
Researched by Kate Tame for the Aircrew Remembered and the relatives / friends of the pilot. Acknowledgments: Wing Commander F. H. Hitchins, Air Historian No 430 Squadron