Malcolm Douglas MOFFATT


MOFFATT, Malcolm Douglas

Service Number: 411099
Enlisted: 31 March 1941
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 625 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Yarrowyck, Uralla Shire, New South Wales, Australia, 13 November 1920
Home Town: Armidale, Armidale Dumaresq, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft shot down on Night Bombing Raid, Hollenstein, Germany, 13 August 1944, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
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Memorials: Alma Park Uralla Soldiers Memorial Gates, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

31 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 411099, Aircrew Training Units
13 Aug 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 411099, No. 625 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Malcolm Douglas MOFFATT was born in Yarrowitch near Walcha on the northern tablelands of New South Wales, on 13 November 1920

Resident in Armidale, in northern New South Wales , he enlisted in the RAAF on 31 March 1941.   Undertaking training as an Air Gunner under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) in Australia,  Canada and England, Flight Sergeant MOFFATT was later posted to 625 Squadron RAF, operating Lancaster bombers.

On the night of 12/13 August 1944, Flight Sergemat MOFFATT's Lancaster, serial number ME733, radio call sign CF-Z, was shot down and crashed at Hollenstein, Germany after a raid over Brunswick Germany. He was killed alongside his six other crew members in the wreckage of their aircraft.  He was 23 years old.