LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Victor MOSS

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 69496 (RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 59 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station North Coates
Died: Air Operations: (No. 59 Squadron Hudson aircraft AM852), North Sea, 11 May 1942, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Miriam Moss, of Acton, Middlesex. A.C.I.S.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 70, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

On 11 May 1942, Hudson aircraft from No. 59 Squadron were tasked on a Rover Patrol to attack German convoy of eight merchant ships. The Squadron lost three aircraft one of which was flown by Pilot Officer Moss who went missing with his crew.

The crew members of AM852 were:

Flight Sergeant Eric Walter Kenneth Baker (R/77506) (RCAF) (Observer) Buried: Kiel War Cemetery, Germany
Flight Sergeant Stanley Albert Coombs (755478) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Lawrence Davis (1306093) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Victor Moss (69496) (RAFVR) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
RAF Commands Website