|Pilot P/O Peter Moore, 4212771 (MIA / KIA) Auckland
Crashed May 31, 1945 at 11:30am
Built by Vought. Constructors Number 5661. Bureau Number 50414. Shipped aboard USS Winnebago from the United States departing on July 19, 1944. Assigned to the RNZAF serial number NZ5459 coded 459.
On September 2, 1944 assembled by Unit 60 on Espiritu Santo. Assigned to 15 Squadron on November 9, 1944. Then to 14 Squadron during May 1945.
Took off from Torokina Airfield on Bougainville on a bombing mission over Bonis. After releasing its bomb over the Bonis Peninsula, this aircraft entered a dive turn after releasing its bomb and crashed into the sea and exploded on impact.
Officially declared dead the day of the mission. Moore is memorialized on the Bourail Memorial on panel 5.
Luther Moore (Great-nephew of Moore)
ADF Serials - NZ Serials Corsair NZ5459
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January 5, 2018