The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. P J Moore
Peter John Moore, from Melbourne, Australia joined the RAFVR in June 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September, he completed his training and joined 253 Squadron at Kenley in October 1940.
253 Squadron at Kenley 1st December 1940
L to R, sitting on wing:
Sgt. RA Innes - P/O RC Graves – Sgt.A Edgley – Sgt. CB Brown – P/O DA Pennington – P/O DS Yapp
L to R standing:
F/O AF Eckford – Capt. de Scitivaux – F/O SR Peacock-Edwards – P/O G Marsland – F/Lt. RM Duke-Woolley – S/Ldr PR Walker – F/Lt. RF Watts – F/O Wall (Adjutant) – F/O Henry (Intelligence)
L to R sitting:
Sgt. AS Dredge – Sgt. PJ Moore – Sgt. EHC Kee
(P/O Corkett and P/O Greenwood not present)
He made a crash-landing at Newbarn Farm, Southfleet on the 30th in Hurricane V7301 after a combat with Me109's. Commissioned in November 1941, Moore was killed on 3rd June 1942 as a Pilot Officer with 616 Squadron, aged 22. His Spitfire Vb BR191 was shot down by fighters off Le Touquet during Circus 184.
He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.