Sergeant Samuel Leach HORE

Service No: 401217
Born: East Melbourne VIC, 4 July 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 January 1941
Unit: No. 7 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Oakington
Died: Air Operations: (No. 7 Squadron Stirling aircraft R9154), Germany, 7 August 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel John and Rita Gladys Hore, of West Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brunswick VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0100 hours on the morning of 7 August 1942 Stirling R9154 took off from Oakington to bomb Duisberg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed at Huthum, 3kms north west of Emmerich, Germany, and all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of R9154 were:

Sergeant Philip Cecil John Brain (535701) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Samuel Leach Hore (401217) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Eric Gilbert Kershaw (1360538) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Douglas Wilfred Mathieson (1186687) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Alexander Whyte Cassie Montgomery (117142) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Clifford George Pullen (402541) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Leslie Rodwell (956819) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/123/299

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