Pilot Officer William Robert Harold MOULDEN

Service No: 423163
Born: Petersham NSW, 17 December 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1942
Unit: No. 115 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Witchford
Died: Air Operations: (No. 115 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ND754), Germany, 22 May 1944, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William George Henry and Hilda Evelyn Isabel Moulden; husband of Joan Brodie Moulden, of North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: North Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: North Sydney War Memorial, North Sydney NSW

At 2252 hours on the night of 21May 1944 Lancaster ND754 took off from Witchford detailed to bomb Duisberg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed at Duisberg-Beekerwerth. Seven of the crew members were killed and one became a Prisoner of War.

The crew members of ND754 were:

Flight Lieutenant Robert Charles Andersen (414876) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Peter Talmage Cameron (408419) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Halwood Thomas Jones (1397321) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flying Officer Albert Oswald Mann (147960) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Pilot Officer William Robert Harold Moulden (423163) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant H C Noon (1295792) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner) PoW
Sergeant Nathaniel Ernest Redhead (531268) (RAF) (Rear Gunner)
Pilot Officer Laurence Edward Wilkinson (175313) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


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, 166/28/301
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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