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Flight Lieutenant Patrick MALONEY (136723) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Wireless Operator (Air)

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster PB188

Death of Death 1944-08-18 Age : 35 years.

Served in 83 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. M. Block 9. Grave 20178P. at Islington Cemetery And Cremato, United Kingdom (Map)


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Awards for Patrick MALONEY 136723

DateAwardRankName (Number)UnitRibbon
1944-06-08MiDA/Flt LtPatrick MALONEY (136723)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 36544, Dated 1944-06-08

London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1367231250914 Patrick MALONEYLondon Gazette supplement : 35876 , Dated 1943-01-22 , Download #35876
136723P MALONEYLondon Gazette supplement : 36030 , Dated 1943-05-25 , Download #36030

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 12 Nov 44 Aircraft: Lancaster lll PB188 Unit 83 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location ,
DetailsTook off 1638 11 Nov 1944 from Coningsby. Cause of loss and crash-site not established.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantPatrick MALONEY (136723) Wireless Op Lancaster PB188  More Details 1944-08-1883 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomIslington Cemetery And Cremato
Pilot OfficerAlbert Cyril MATHEWS (183423) Lancaster PB188  IBCC 1944-11-1183 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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Sgt. P Maloney 405 SquadronHello, Your man? 1250914 Patrick MALONEY DFM (136723) (MID). Injured 6/7-9-1942, No.49 Sqn Lancaster I R5752 ex-DUISBURG - see BCL3/205. and ... 18-8-1944 No.83 Sqn Lancaster III PB188. Op: L'Isle-Adam. Aircraft had instrument problems. D. [sic] Maloney DFM baled out but hit aircraft tail plane. Aircraft landed safely at base (p.293). 136723 F/Lt Patrick MALONEY DFM (MID) + Flight Lieutenant Verron DFC and Bar with PB 188 had been one of the first to bomb the target, although without seeing any results. During the return flight while in cloud over Peterborough, and letting down for Coningsby, his gyro toppled. Being unaware of this fact, he relied on the artificial horizon with complete confidence, the result was the aircraft did a half roll and broke cloud at 2,500 feet in a dive. Verron warned the crew to stand by while he got the Lancaster back on an even keel. Both the gunners and the wireless operator, thinking the aircraft was in real trouble, broke their intercom connections and without waiting to hear their pilot's instructions, baled out. He very quickly gained control and made a perfect landing at Coningsby, his gunners had to be collected from the local police station, where the locals had made quite a fuss of them. The Wireless Operator was not so lucky, Flight Lieutenant P. Maloney D.F.M. died when he struck the tail plane (pp.186-7). See: 83 Squadron 1917 - 1969. Low,Ronald G. & Frank E. Harper. R. G. Low:Humberston,1992. pp.186-7 & 293 DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL. MALONEY, Patrick. 1250914 Sergeant, No.49 Sqn. L.G. 29/12/1942. Sorties 32, Flying hours 194.10. Wireless Operator. AIR/16183. Sergeant Maloney has been in this squadron since October, 1941, and has completed 32 sorties of 194.10 hours. He has completed 15 sorties with Pilot Officer Jefferys and on the last occasion on which he flew with him, the Captain baled out the remainder of the crew with the exception of the Wireless Operator on returning to this country from an attack on Duisburg. On this occasion, Pilot Officer Jefferys attempted to land at Martlesham and he retained his Wireless operator in order that he could assist him and operate the emergency undercarriage system. Sergeant Maloney carried out this task on this occasion coolly and correctly, but it is unfortunate that the third engine failed after reaching the coast and the aircraft crashed. Sergeant Maloney's work has always been of the highest order to which I can personally testify. He carried out his duty coolly and and calmly when in difficulties and is of considerable assistance to his Navigator and to the Captain. For his long record of good work in the air and on the ground. I recommend the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal. 27 October, 1942. See: The Distinguished Flying Medal Register for the Second World War with Official Recommendation Details. Vol.II, K-Z. Tavender,Ian. London:Savannah,2000. p.207. Col ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 25th September 2021 08:31:50

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