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    Hello,

    Need to positively identify the following RCAF pilot:

    6-7-1941
    No.1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Jarvis
    Battle 1803 (ex-L5316)

    Aircraft took off on a routine camera gun exercise accompanied by another Battle. At an altitude of approx 3,400ft volumes of black smoke were seen coming from Battle 1803. The pilot of 1803, F/O Moore RCAF, was seen by the other aircraft to be making frantic efforts to convey some message through the speaking tube to LAC McNabb RAAF. F/O Moore continued to make these efforts down to 2,200ft. At this height he baled out, landed in a tree and was rescued by civilians. He was considerably burnt on the face and arms.

    McNabb and the other pupil never left the aircraft although they wore chutes. It was considered that they were probably overcome by fumes. The aircraft struck the ground near St. Catharines, Ontario, and burnt out.

    - - - ? - - - F/O (Pilot) H A MOORE RCAF - Injured (burns)
    AUS402925 LAC (Air Gunner) Ray McNABB RAAF +
    AUS402929 LAC (Air Gunner) Charles TAGGART RAAF +

    Both RAAF airmen are buried in Jarvis (Knox Presbyterian Church) Cemetery, Ontario.

    Can someone provide the service number and forenames of F/O MOORE RCAF ?

    Thanks,

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 7th November 2012 at 21:31.

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    The Canada Gazette has a P/O from Spring 1940, temp/F/O early 1941,

    Special reserve
    GENERAL LIST
    To be Pilot Officer :
    Harold Anthony Moore (C4348) . 17th February, 1941

    he is not mentioned in the RCAF casualty list published containing the names of the two Australians.
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    I can't connect them but in 1944, a Texan named Harold Anthony Moore, 'RCAF Air pilot', is logged returning to the US to re-join the USAAF. He was born oct 1908. Travelling with his wife and son.

    There is a statement of distinguishing features about something on his left hand but I can't read it properly, Ancestry.com border crossings. This man seems to be on a family tree where they mention his RCAF commishion in April 1941.
    Dennis Burke
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    There might be something here?

    https://www.familysearch.org/search/records/index#count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22Harold%20An thony%22~%20%2Bsurname%3AMoore~&birth_year0=1900
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    Dennis/Fox,

    Most helpful information, for which l thank you both.

    Col.

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