Flying Officer Ronald Albert MOYLE

Service No: 407847
Born: North Adelaide SA, 10 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1941
Unit: No. 97 Squadron (RAF), RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 97 Squadron Lancaster aircraft W4835), North West Europe, 31 January 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Stephen and Gladys Moyle; husband of Amy Laurel Moyle, of Payneham, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 188, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster W4835 of No. 97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron took off from RAF Station Woodhall Spa at 2348 hours on the night of 30/31st January 1943, to bomb a target at Hamburg, Germany. The weather was cloudy over the target. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. With no trace of the aircraft or crew being found following post war enquiries, the missing crew members were recorded in 1950 as having no known grave.

The crew members of W4835 were:

Sergeant Walter Henry Brunning (1063579) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Percival James Davey (1375549) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator)
Sergeant Graham James Hunt (1338292) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Victor Loar (1038226) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flying Officer Ronald Albert Moyle (407847) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frank Spurr (665184) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Phillip John Cecil Thomas (1422017) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper gunner)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/28/16


Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990

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