Moore (HA)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that HA Moore was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties, prior to the cessation of hostilities in Europe:

  1. 12/12/1944 Essen
  2. 15/12/1944 Ludwigshafen
  3. 17/12/1944 Duisburg
  4. 23/12/1944 Cologne
  5. 24/12/1944 Cologne
  6. 02/01/1945 Nuremberg
  7. 05/01/1945 Hanover
  8. 07/01/1945 Munich
  9. 22/01/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  10. 01/02/1945 Mainz
  11. 02/02/1945 Wanne Eickel
  12. 07/02/1945 Goch
  13. 23/02/1945 Pforzheim
  14. 27/02/1945 Mainz
  15. 01/03/1945 Mannheim
  16. 02/03/1945 Cologne
  17. 12/03/1945 Dortmund
  18. 15/03/1945 Misburg
  19. 18/03/1945 Witten
  20. 20/03/1945 Heide
  21. 27/03/1945 Paderborn
  22. 03/04/1945 Nordhausen
  23. 04/04/1945 Leuna
  24. 08/04/1945 Hamburg
  25. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  26. 02/05/1945 Ypenburg (Operation Manna)

The following shows the composition of his crew on these sorties, along with the number of sorties undertaken by each airman as part of his crew (as recorded in the squadron’s Operations Record Book). It should be noted that some of these sorties may have been aborted and therefore would not have counted for the purposes of their “Operational Tour”. Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Herbert Ambrose Moore26
(Navigator)Gerard Patrick Markham26
(Air Bomber)Lawrence Edward Dovey26
(Set Operator)Yale Knox Carter3
(Wireless Operator)Ronald Joseph Dobson26
(Air Gunner)Donald Howard Connors25
HF McNevin8
James Little Robb2
JF Buckley1
Malcolm Harry McVey12
Robert White1
Tom Hesselden3
(Flight Engineer)David Micklethwaite26

Dovey, Dobson, Micklethwaite, Markham, Moore and Connors
[Source: Australian War Memorial]

It is known that some (or all) of these airmen continued to fly operationally with the squadron during the post war clean up, which included repatriation of POW and service personnel, Cooks Tours, testing of German radar and disposal of surplus incendiaries. However, the squadron’s record book only provides a summary of these activities and does not list the individual captains and crews that took part in these sorties.

Posting Dates

MooreHerbert AmbroseIn From:51 Squadron21/11/1944
Out to:RAF Graveley24/05/1945