1943 Bomber Command Loss. 620 Squadron.

Kenneth Ernest Moulding. Benfleet Casualty.

RAF 620 Squadron.
Royal Air Force
Grave of Kenneth Ernest Moulding.
Copyright. The War Graves Photographic Project.
St-Desir War Cemetery. France.
Copyright. The War Graves Photographic Project.


On 12 August 1943, the crew of a Stirling III Bomber, took off from RAF Chedburgh, Suffolk.  Within a few hours all crew died when their bomber crashed at Mittainvilliers, Northern France.

The Crew.

LESLIE KENNETH WILLIAMS.  126857.  Age 32.
Rank.  Flight Lieutenant.  (Pilot).
Residence.  Isle-of Wight.

GEORGE HARVEY CLARKE.  139592.  Age 32.
Rank. Pilot Officer. (Pilot).
Residence.  Southborough.  Kent. 

KENNETH ERNEST MOULDING.  1272021.  Age 21.
Rank.  Sergeant.  (Flight Engineer).
Residence.  South Benfleet. Essex. 

HUGH MAITLAND.  1335760.  Age 22.
Rank.  Flight Sergeant. (Navigator).
Residence.  Stockwell.  London. 

CYRIL HARRISON.  1430273.  Age 28.
Rank.  Sergeant.  (Navigator/Bomber).
Residence.  Stamford.  Lincolnshire. 

RONALD THORNTON.  1213543.  Age 22.
Rank.  Sergeant.  (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner).
Residence.  Ripon. Yorkshire.

GEORGE ROBERT CUTTER.  652428.  Age unknown.
Rank.  Sergeant.
Residence.  Unknown.

KENNETH NEVILLE DONALD.  710150.  Age 20.
Rank.  Sergeant.  (Air Gunner).
Residence.  Salisbury.  Southern Rhodesia.

All the crew were buried in the St-Desir War Cemetery, France.  They lay together in a collective grave, reference, VIII. A. 1-8.  Each crew member has their own headstone supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.



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