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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E A Mould


Edward Anthony Mould was born in Mill Hill, Middlesex on 28th February 1917, the son of Percy Mould (1881-??) and Margery Vere Mould (nee Carpenter 1886-1969).

His father served in the RFC in WW1 and was shown in the 1939 register as a wholesale costumer.

Mould joined the RAFVR about February 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was serving with 74 Squadron at Leconfield in May 1940.

On the 24th he shared in destroying a Ju88 of 8./LG1 off Ostend but was then shot down by return fire from He111s south of Dunkirk. He baled out from his Spitfire K9952 and was able to return to England by boat.

On 8th July Mould damaged a Me109 of JG51, which made a forced -landing on Bladbean Hill, Elham, Kent, the first German fighter shot down over Great Britain in the war.




Mould was shot down by Me109s in combat off Dover on the 28th and baled out, wounded. He was admitted to Dover Military Hospital. His Spitfire, P9336, crashed on the roof at Buckland Mill, north of Dover.



(Above) Mould (far right) with other unidentified 74 Sqdn pilots.

(Photo courtesy of Andy Saunders)


Commissioned in May 1941, Mould was killed on 20th January 1943 as a Flying Officer with 85 Squadron, aged 26. His Mosquito II came down in the Blackwater Estuary, cause unknown. His navigator, P/O W Fisher, was also killed.

Mould is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking.






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