MOORHEAD, Brian, F/O (109518, RAFVR) - No. 9 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 18 May 1943. Born 1910 in Melbourne, Australia. Enlisted 1940 (1381972), commissioned 18 October 1941. Attained rank of Flight Lieutenant, 18 October 1943. Killed in action, 29 July 1944 in Lancaster ME615 (JO-V) of No.463 Squadron, outward bound for Stuttgart, shot down by a night fighter. Citation in AMB 10276.
This officer has taken part in many long and arduous flights including the daylight raids on Milan and Le Creusot and low level attacks on targets in Germany. As reat gunner Flying Officer Moorhead has inspired complete confidence in his crew. On many occasions his vigilance and calmness have enabled his captain to avoid attacks from enemy night fighters while his courage and cheerfulness in harassing circumstances have been an inspiration to all. At all times this officer has set a fine example to the squadron.
ROGERS, David, P/O (137662, RAFVR) - No. 9 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 18 May 1943. Born 1914 at Histon, Cambridge. Enlisted with number 976829, Commissioned 22 October 1942. Attained rank of Flight Lieutenant, 21 October 1944. Commissioned as Flight Lieutenant in Equipment Branch. 17 July 1947/ Promoted Squadron Leader, 1 July 1952. Retired 28 October 1963. Citation in AMB 10276.
Pilot Officer Rogers has taken part in many operational sorties against the enemy. He has invariably displayed efficiency and ability of a high order in his duties as wireless operator/air gunner. Under the most harassing circumstances his coolness and courage have been worthy of the highest praise and have rendered him a valuable member of his squadron.