MOSELEY Charles Henry 406574

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Charles Henry Doyle MOSELEY

Service No: 406574
Born: Cottesloe WA, 26 May 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF), RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 12 Squadron Wellington aircraft Z8644), Germany, 9 September 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Henry Doyle Moseley and Blanche May Moseley; husband of Patricia Blodwen Moseley, of West Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Claremont WA
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Wellington Z8644 took off from RAF Binbrook at 2031 hours on the night of 8/9th September 1942 to bomb Frankfurt, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. It was later established that the aircraft crashed at Nackenheim on the east bank of the Rhine, 11 kms south south east of Mainz, Germany and all crew members were killed.

The crew members of Z8644 were:

Sergeant William Charles Budd (1262254) (RAFVR) (Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Howard Flavell (951190) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Ronald Gerard McCauley (405452) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Charles Henry Doyle Moseley (406574) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Herbert James Thomson (401470) (Navigator)

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/45/186

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990