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MOODY, Vincent K

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rank: FL
status: kia
airforce: RCAF
born: 1919-12-18 Taunton USA

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This pilot flew Spitfire fighter aircraft for the RCAF / RAF (60% of all RCAF personnel served in RAF units at some point) in WWII, this record has come from the database of Mr. Halliday, a Canadian military historian.

This Pilot's entry: cause of death was kia, burial location France, pilot was married, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org) may have more information on family.

Information below from 'Those Other Eagles' by Christopher Shores, unless otherwise stated:

Service No: CAN/J.15362
Although born in USA, home was Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Qualified as pilot on 25 June 1941
Promoted to Sergeant on 4 July 1941
Posted to UK and 118 Sqn, where he claimed a probable Ju88 in aircraft and date stated below, and one damaged on 23 March 1942.

Commissioned on 28 April 1942
Flew off HMS Eagle to Malta on 15 July 1942 and joined 249 Sqn.
P/O Moody was flying EP136 on date stated below when aircraft was damaged and force landed at Ta Kali.
(Ref: 'Sniper of the Skies: The Story of George Frederick 'Screwball' Beurling, DSO, DFC, DFM* by Nick Thomas)

Whilst flying EP136 on date stated below shot down a Ju88, before being shot down in same on next 'sortie'.

Moody was awarded the DFC as a Flying Officer whilst serving with 610 Sqn.
The announcement appearing in the London Gazette on 25th January 1944


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Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RCAF 131
RAF 249
RAF 610
RAF 118 Sqn 1942-04-28

Aircraft:

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SerialMarkingDate
MD123 1944-06-12
EP136 T-P 1942-09-25
EP135 T-Z 1942-10-15
AD581 1942-03-13
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