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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. D G Moody


Dennis George Moody was born on 16th May 1916 in West Hampstead, London.

He joined 604 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force before the war as an Aircrafthand.

Called to full-time service on 24th August 1939, he later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner, completed his training and was serving with 604 Squadron by 12th June 1940 as a Sergeant.


Above and below: Moody (in flying clothing).



Moody later retrained as a Radar Operator. On 17th January 1971 he was aloft at night in Beaufighter R2087 when an engine failed. Moody and F/Lt. RH Scott baled out safely over Loxley near Sheffield.

In the early hours of 5th July 1941 he was flying with F/Lt. HPF Patten in a Beaufighter of 604. They intercepted and shot down a He111, which crashed near Frome, Somerset.

Commissioned in March 1942, Moody was serving with 96 Squadron at West Malling in January 1944.

Early on the 29th Moody was flying with F/O SA Hibbert. They attacked and damaged a Ju88, which did get back to France but crashed in the St. Omer area.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until Moody was released from the RAF in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant.

Postwar he worked for British Steel but died on 30th December 1972 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.


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