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Pilot Officer William Alfred Moore - Papers

Collection | Ref # 2010/508 | Held by Air Force Museum of New Zealand

What is it?

Title:

Pilot Officer William Alfred Moore - Papers

Creator:

William Alfred Moore

Level of description:

Collection

Extent:

6 items

Reference number:

2010/508

Description:

Pilot's flying log book, 3 photographs, baptism certificate and modern research notes relating to NZ412719 Pilot Officer William Alfred Moore. Two photographs are of his funeral, the other a portrait.

Peter Moore (as he was known) was born in Dunedin in 1922 and went to John McGlashen College and Otago University. He enlisted in the RNZAF in 1941 and trained at Taieri, Wigram and in Canada. On arrival in the UK in December 1942 he continued training before being posted to 88 Squadron RAF operating Douglas Boston III aircraft over Europe. After only four operations he was killed on 18 March 1944 when his Boston crahsed on a night navigation training flight. He is buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.

Dates covered:

1941 - Circa 2009

Access conditions:

No restrictions

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Places:

Dunedin

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Keywords:

Pilot · World War, 1939-1945 · Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) · Empire Air Training Scheme · 88 Squadron RAF · Douglas Boston

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