George Edwin Moore





405 (PFF) Squadron "Operations Record Book" shows the following which appear
to be the last operations in which George Edwin Moore participated:


Date
Aircraft
Type & Number
Crew
Duty
Time
Up
Time
Down
Details Of Sortie Or Flight
References
April
9/10
1944
Lancaster lll.
"H"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringham E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT E. E. Thorn
Bombing Attack on
"LILLE"
(Marshalling Yard)

7 Aircraft Detailed

2257
0154
"H" "SUPPORTER" (Bombload:
12 x 1,000 MC; 2 x 500 MC) 4/10ths
cloud with fair visibility intarget area.
Load released at 0050 hours from
16,000 feet on centre between 2 TI
reds seen cascading at 0042 hours.
On approaching target at 0042 hours,
saw 2 T.I reds cascading. Bombed
on these which were then on ground
and dying out. Several fires seen
burning on run in. At 0052 hours, saw
large yellowish explosion.
Landed base undamaged.
Photograph attempted.
France
April
10/11
1944
Lancaster lll.
"H"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringham E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"LAON"

7 Aircraft Detailed

0153
0525
"H" "SUPPORTER"
(Bombload: Same as "J").
Very small amounts of cloud
with downward visibilty good in
target area. Load released at
0348 hours from 13,500 feet on
two overlapping T.I. green on
ground. Both cascaded at 0346
hours. On arrival, T.I. reds
had just burned out. Bombed
two overlapping T.I. green which
illuminated railway tracks and with
moonlight showed up adjacent ground
detail. The T.I. greens were on
Western exit from sorting sidings
and bombing was on the greens
and to the immediate Northwest.
At 0347 hours, one T.I green cascaded
about one mile from S.S.W. of target,
but attracted no bombs. Landed base.
Photograph attempted.
France
April
11/12
1944
Lancaster lll.
"H"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringham E. W.
J.25740 F/O L. R. Stein
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT E. E. Thorn
Bombing Attack on
"AACHEN"

10 Aircraft Detailed

2059
0014
"H" "SUPPORTER"
(Bombload: Same as "S").
6/10 cloud with good visibility
in target area. Load released
at 2252 hours from 18,000 feet
on 4 T.I reds on ground, seen
cascading at 2239 hours. Four
T.I. reds seen cascading at 2239 hours.
These were on ground when bombing.
Many scattered incendiary fires
seen. H.E. bombing appeared to be
concentrated around the markers.
Landed base.
Photograph attempted.
Germany
May
3/4
1944
Lancaster lll.
"E"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT E. E. Thorn
Bombing Attack on
"MONT DIDIER"
(Aerodrome)

14 Aircraft Detailed
(One missing)

2259
0200
"E" "PRACTICE BOMBER"
Clear visibility. Identified A.P. visually
and by Red Spot Fires. Load released
on Green T.I.s at 0023:30 hours from
10,000 feet. 0017 hours, Illumination
flares and Red Spot Fires seen to fall
and at 0018 hours, second lot of Red
ground markers went down. M.C. heard
to say, "Disregard Red Spot Fires to
south and bomb Greens", Own bombs
seen to burst slightly South of A.P. Big
smoke cloud covered A.P. on leaving.
Landed base.
France
May
6/7
1944
Lancaster lll.
"V"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O L. R. Stein
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"MANTES GASSICOURT"

11 Aircraft Detailed
(One missing)

0103
0406
"V" "PRACTICE BOMBER"
Clear with good visibility. Load
released at 0220:45 hours from
8,500 feet on centre of concentration
of red, green and white T.I.s and Red
Spot Fires. On arrival at target at 0207
hours, saw Illuminator Flares and
Red spot Fire. At 0214 hours, red spot
fire. At 0214:30 0216:30 hours, white
T.I. At 0219 hours, heard M.C. instruct
to bomb centre of concentration of
all marking and he signed off. On run
up, saw built up area to port. Bombing
was to Southern end of Yard.On
leaving entire target covered
by smoke. Landed base.
France
May
8/9
1944
Lancaster lll.
"H"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"HAINE ST. PIERRE"

14 Aircraft Detailed
(Two missing)

0205
0448
"H" "PRACTICE BOMBER"
Clear with no cloud. Load released
at 0326:14 hours from 6,800 feet
on Yellow T.I. as ordered by M.C.
First saw red spot fires at 0318 hours.
Saw Illuminator flares at 0319
hours. Saw green T.I.s two to three
minutes later, 300 yards Northeast
of where yellow T.I. fell later. Ordered
to bomb yellow T.I. by M.C. All
bombing concentrated on yellow T.I.
Deputy M.C. ordered to remark target
but could not do it because of smoke.
Later bombers told to bomb fires.
Landed base.
France
May
10/11
1944
Lancaster lll.
"H"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell K. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"GHENT"
(Marshalling Yard)

14 Aircraft Detailed

2238
0107
"H" "PRACTICE BOMBER"
4 to 6/10th's base with fair visibility.
Load released at 2346:33 hours
from 8,000 feet on centre between
two yellow T.I.s on ground about
500 yards S.W. of two yellow T.I.s.
The yellow T.I.s were close to A.P.
2345 hours, M.C. instructed Main
Force to bomb yellow T.I.s with 2
second overshoot. Bombed centre
between two yellow T.I.s with 11/2
second overshoot. Later heard him
say yellow T.I.s werecorrectly placed.
Landed base.
Belgium
May
19/20
1944
Lancaster lll.
"B"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"NEAR MT. COUPLE"
(Radar Jammer)

10 Aircraft Detailed

2253
0043
"B" "BOMBER"
No cloud with some haze.
Load released at 0005:03 hours
from 9,800 feet by H.2.S. with a very
distinct image. No T.I.s seen at target.
Two sticks of bombs fell as own bombs
went (one stick close on N.E. and one
stick 3/4 mile N.E.). No T.I.s seen on
leaving target. Landed base.
France
May
21/22
1944
Lancaster lll.
"W"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"DUISBURG"

5 Aircraft Detailed

2252
0247
"W" "SUPPORTER"
10/10 cloud at 6,000 feet. Load
releasedat 0110:48 hours from
20,000 feet by H.2.S with clear image.
Three or four red wanganui flares fell
to port (one mile) at bombing. First
RPF seen fall at 0109 hours at target.
No results observed. Landed base.
Photograph attempted.
Germany
May
22/23
1944
Lancaster lll.
"B"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"DORTMUND"

7 Aircraft Detailed

2247
0235:45
"B" "SUPPORTER"
No cloud with fair visibility.
Load released at 0047 hours from
20,000 feet on centre between two
red T.I.s on ground seen cascading
at 0042 hours. On arrival at target at
0041 hours, three red T.I.s were
cascading. At 0042 hours, red T.I.s
cascaded - bombed on these when
on ground. At 0043 hours, flares G/I
fell and at 0044 hours T.I. greens
and T.I yellows seen. More green
T.I.s at 0046 hours. Bombing was
concentrated around. Unable to see
any ground detail. On leaving target,
much smoke and incendiary fires seen.
Landed base.
Germany
May
24/25
1944
Lancaster lll.
"V"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"AACHEN WEST"
(Marshalling Yard)

7 Aircraft Detailed
(One missing)

0029
0353
"V" "SUPPORTER"
Clear with ground haze. load
released at 0226:26 hours from
16,800 feet on one red T.I. on
ground seen cascading at 0220
hours. At 0221, three green T.I.s
cascaded slightly to starboard
of the red. Bombed on red. 0228
hours, red T.I. cascaded. Bombing
started immediately first red T.I.
hit ground. Attack appeared
concentrated. Check made by H.2.S
at time of bombing. A/C had passed
over town. Landed base.
Germany
May
27/28
1944
Lancaster lll.
"C"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringham E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"RENNES"
(St. Jacques Airfield)

15 Aircraft Detailed

2349
0332
"C" "PRACTICE BOMBER"
Clear with good visibility.
Load released at 0144:30 hours
from 12,000 feet on one yellow
T.I. on ground, seen cascading at
0142 hours. On arrival at 0131:36
hours, saw three green T.I.s
cascading, followed by Illuminator
flares then a slight lull in marking
until T.I. yellow cascaded at 0142
hours. Yellow T.I. was to starboard
of A.P. at time of bombing. One
white T.I. cascaded. Bombing was
scattered at opening, but improved
after T.I. white cascaded. On leaving
target, a fire was starting. Could
not hear M.C. Landed base.
Photograph attempted.
France
May
28/29
1944
Lancaster lll.
"P"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"MARDICK"
(Medium Battery)

14 Aircraft Detailed

2333
0119
"P" "BOMBER"
Returned from primary at 0036
hours at 11,000 feet. Gee u/s,
no markers down, and no concentration
of bombs seen. Clear with good visibilty
. Gee u/s and on arrival at estimated
position of target did not see any
markers down and only a few scattered
bomb bursts, running East to West
along coast. Did not drop bombs and
at 0042 hours, after leaving coast,
saw green T.I. go down. 4 x 500 G.P.
T.Inst, released 5105 N. 0207 E. 0038
hours from 12,000 feet to reduce weight.
14 x 500 G.P. T. Inst., Gee u/s, and
no markers down at target.
Landed base.
France
May 31
/June 1
1944
Lancaster lll.
"H"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"NEAR MT. COUPLE"
(Radar Jammer)

10 Aircraft Detailed

2259
0048
"H" "BOMBER"
Clear with no cloud. Load released
at 0326:14 hours from 6,800 feet
on Yellow T.I. as ordered by M.C.
First saw red spot fires at 0318 hours.
Saw Illuminator flares at 0319
hours. Saw green T.I.s two to three
minutes later, 300 yards Northeast
of where yellow T.I. fell later. Ordered
to bomb yellow T.I. by M.C. All bombing
concentrated on yellow T.I. Deputy M.C.
ordered to remark target but could
not do it because of smoke. Later
bombers told to bomb fires.
Landed base.
France
June
5/6
1944
Lancaster lll.
"P"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"LONGUES"
(Light Coastal Battery)

16 Aircraft Detailed

0304
0558
"P" "BOMBER"
10/10 thin cloud at 8,000 feet.
Load released at 0420:24 hours
from 9,000 feet by H.2.S. and Gee.
0416 hours, one green T.I. cascaded
followed by red T.I. The green
appeared to fall north of target which
was identified on good H.2.S/Gee run.
Cloud too thick to assess results.
Think our bomb burst in center of red
glow seen below cloud. Photograph
attempted. Landed base.
France

Normandy
Invasion

June
7/8
1944
Lancaster lll.
"P"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"FORET de CERISY"

13 Aircraft Detailed

2358
0331
"P" "BOMBER"
No cloud with good visibility.
Load released at 0147 hours
from 6,000 feet on one green T.I.
on ground seen cascading at 0139
hours. On arrival at target saw one
green T.I. cascading. When running
up on this, heard M.C. say "Hold
everything. I am going to assess the
green T.I.". He dropped T.I. red at
0141:42 hours which overshot the
green T.I. by approximately 300
hundred yards. M.C. then heard to say
"Bomb the green T.I.". More, red T.I.s
cascaded at 0144;48 hours and
green T.I.s at approximately 0148
hours. Bombing was well concentrated
around the green T.I.s. Fires were seen
at St. Lo and these appeared to attract
bombing as many bomb flashes seen.
Photograph attempted. Landed base.
France
June
16/17
1944
Lancaster lll.
"Y"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 SGT Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"RENESCURE"
(Constuctional Works)

11 Aircraft Detailed

0003
0211
"Y" "BOMBER"
10/10 cloud at 6 to 7,000 feet.
Load released at 0056:42 hours
from 11,000 feet near edge of glow
of T.I.s red. No T.I.s seen cascading
at target, Only glow on could seen
from T.I. red. Some bomb flashes seen
on cloud on run in. Landed base.
France
June
23/24
1944
Lancaster lll.
"E"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 F/S Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"COUBRONNE"
(Constructional Works)

7 Aircraft Detailed

0012
0205
"E" "BOMBER"
10/10 cloud with good visibility.
Bombed at 0100:30 hours from
12,000 feet near edge of glow of
red T.I.s. First red T.I. fell at 0055
hours, backed up at 0057 and 0100
M.C. said "Lucky Strike" at 0056 hours.
Not much bombing seen.
Photograph attempted.
Landed base.
France
June
24/25
1944
Lancaster lll.
"E"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 F/S Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"MIDDLE STRAETE"
(Constructonal Works)

14 Aircraft Detailed

0031
0225
"E" "BOMBER"
No cloud with good visibility.
Bombed at 0128:33 hours from
14,000 feet on middle, red T.I.
First red fell at 0120 hours.
Second red fell at 0123 hours.
Third red fell at 0125 hours.
Spread in line across track for
three miles. Bombed middle red
T.I. which checked with Gee.
Some bombing on two T.I.s to
Starboard, but mostly concentrated
on two centre T.I.s.
Photograph attempted. Landed base.
France
June
27/28
1944
Lancaster lll.
"E"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringam E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 F/S Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"OISEMONT
/NEUVILLE-AU-BOIS"
(Constructional Works)

13 Aircraft Detailed

0024
0245
"E" "BOMBER"
5/10 cloud, tops 8,000 feet.
Bombed at 0132:04 hours from
13,500 feet on centre of red T.I.s.
First red T.I. 0126 hours. Two red
T.I.s at 0130 hours. 0131:30 hours,
green T.I. down, undershot by 100
yards. No ground detail observed.
Red T.I.s fell in "L" shape. One red to
North and 2 were down to S.E.
No other bombing seen.
Photograph attempted. Landed base.
France
June
28/29
1944
Lancaster lll.
"E"
R.149907 F/S Smitton F. A.
R.150814 W/O Stringham E. W.
J.25740 F/O Stein L. R.
R.172667 F/S Shurvell J. W.
R.197236 F/S Moore G. E.
RAF/1050043 SGT Shaw J. M.
RAF/1607735 SGT Thorn E. E.
Bombing Attack on
"METZ"
(Marshalling Yard)

14 Aircraft Detailed
(One Missing)

2302
Missing
"E" "ILLUMINATOR"
This aircraft failed to return from
this operation and nothing has been
heard from any member of this crew
since time of take off.
France



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Where have all the young men gone? Long time ago.
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