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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Our date is always the Take Off date as this is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. (Earlier readers may remember we stated our date was the Briefing Date, but it is in fact the TAKE OFF date). To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date date we change our record if necessary

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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1 CookseyRobert FrederickFlight Sergeant1335476Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1943-04-04LancasterIW4310UV:C-Breighton20:52KielW4310 was hit by radar-directed Flak of M. Flak Abt. 221, 251 and 281. The aircraft exploded in mid-air and crashed in Bordesholm at 23:26 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledKiel War Cemetery 1.H.12
2 GoodingRonaldFlight Sergeant40120917th March 1921 in Bendigo, VictoriaAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1943-04-04LancasterIW4310UV:C-Breighton20:52KielW4310 was hit by radar-directed Flak of M. Flak Abt. 221, 251 and 281. The aircraft exploded in mid-air and crashed in Bordesholm at 23:26 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledKiel War Cemetery 1.H.7Promoted to Warrant Officer on the19th March 1943

Son of Joseph Rupert and Ada Gooding, of Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
3 LeeJohn GordonFlight Sergeant40336314th April 1921 in Burwood, New South WalesAustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1943-04-04LancasterIW4310UV:C-Breighton20:52KielW4310 was hit by radar-directed Flak of M. Flak Abt. 221, 251 and 281. The aircraft exploded in mid-air and crashed in Bordesholm at 23:26 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledKiel War Cemetery 1.H.13Promoted to Plt.Off on the 17th February 1943

Son of John George Garfield Lee and Annie Kelly Lee, of Burwood, New South Wales, Australia.
4 LloydHarryFlight Sergeant105800322nd July 1909 in Midlothian, ScotlandFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1943-04-04LancasterIW4310UV:C-Breighton20:52KielW4310 was hit by radar-directed Flak of M. Flak Abt. 221, 251 and 281. The aircraft exploded in mid-air and crashed in Bordesholm at 23:26 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledKiel War Cemetery 1.H.15Husband of Mary Ann MacDonald (née Rankeillor) Lloyd from Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
5 MooreKayFlying Officer4005954th December 1916 in Caulfield, VictoriaAustralianPilotDFC

RAAFBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1943-04-04LancasterIW4310UV:C-Breighton20:52KielW4310 was hit by radar-directed Flak of M. Flak Abt. 221, 251 and 281. The aircraft exploded in mid-air and crashed in Bordesholm at 23:26 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledKiel War Cemetery 1.H.16DFC gazetted 16th February 1943. Citation reads: "This officer, who served as flight commander since October, 1942, has set a fine example of perseverance and determination in finding and bombing targets accurately. He has taken part in many raids on Tobruk and has pressed home his attacks at low altitude. Squadron leader Moore has, throughout his operational career, displayed courage and resolution of high order and has machined-gunned many enemy concentrations from extremely low level."

Son of Gilbert Kent Moore and Violet Edith Moore, of East St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia.
6 RanclaudWalter BoscawenFlight Sergeant40550214th December 1919 in Toowoomba, QueenslandAustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1943-04-04LancasterIW4310UV:C-Breighton20:52KielW4310 was hit by radar-directed Flak of M. Flak Abt. 221, 251 and 281. The aircraft exploded in mid-air and crashed in Bordesholm at 23:26 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledKiel War Cemetery 1.H.14Posthumously promoted to Warrant Officer

Son of Maj. Ernest Boscawen Ranclaud, M.C., and Margaretta Ranclaud, of Forster, New South Wales, Australia.
7 RustBruce KinleyFlying Officer4111922nd April 1916 in Sydney, New South WalesAustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1943-04-04LancasterIW4310UV:C-Breighton20:52KielW4310 was hit by radar-directed Flak of M. Flak Abt. 221, 251 and 281. The aircraft exploded in mid-air and crashed in Bordesholm at 23:26 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledKiel War Cemetery 1.H.17Son of William Theodore and Margaret Lilian Rust, of Croydon, New South Wales, Australia. A.I.C.A.

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