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Moad, Calvin Roy (Sergeant)

Prisoner of War 1943-September-30

Male Head

Birth Date: unkown date (age )

Home: Clanwilliam, Manitoba

Service
RCAF
Unit
50 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Sic Fidem Servamus (Thus we keep faith)
Rank
Sergeant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Rear Gunner
Service Numbers
R/134208
250745

Took off from Skellingthorpe at 18:24 in Lancaster Mk III for a mine-laying sortie in the Baltic off Gdynia (Sqn code: VN-L Bomber Command).

Shot down by a night-fighter and ditched East of Denmark./p>

Aside from Moad, only one other crew members' name was found: Sgt Bernard Ridsdale RAF Runnymede Memorial.

Crew on Lancaster Mk.III JB143

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
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The Avro Lancaster is a British Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the same wartime era.

The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". Originally developed as an evolution of the Manchester (which had proved troublesome in service and was retired in 1942), the Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins and in one version, Bristol Hercules engines. It first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it was the main aircraft for the night-time bombing campaigns that followed. As increasing numbers of the type were produced, it became the principal heavy bomber used by the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing the Halifax and Stirling. Wikipedia

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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.III JB143

VNRAF RoundelL

Delivered to No. 50 Sqn (VN-L) Aug 1943. Aircraft was ditched on a mining sortie 29/30 Sep 1943.


50 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Sic Fidem Servamus

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