Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Wilbur Lee Moxley

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Wilbur Lee Moxley

September 12, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/90227

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Lee Nathaniel and Edna Catherine Moxley, of Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 400 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. E. 16.

Location:

LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY is located 58 Km north east of Leuven. From Leopoldsburg railway station turn right along the Nicolaylaan to the 'T' junction and turn left onto the Koninklijkstraat. Continue 300 M and turn right at the Koning Albert I Plein. 100 M after this turn left at the 'T' Junction and right at the next 'T' junction. Go a further 300 M to the end of the road and turn left into the Militair Domein. The cemetery is sited 200 M along on the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Wilbur Lee Moxley is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Wilbur Lee Moxley is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Photo of War Cemetery, Leopoldsburg, Belgium (CWGC)

P/O .Moxley, age 19, was Air Gunner on Lancaster LM261 Mk.1 which was delivered to 207 (RAF) Sqdn Jul44.  The aircraft had taken part in the Key Raid against Deelen 15Aug44. No other operational history traced. When lost this aircraft had a total of 143 hours. LM261 was airborne 2104 11Sep44 from Spilsby on a night raid against Darmstadt, Germany.  
Three members of the crew were members of the RAF.  They were F/O (P) David Cooke, age 31; Sgt. (FE) A. H. Davies, age 21 and WO (WAG) J. M. Bingham, age 23.  
The other Canadian crew members were:
F/O (N) Edward J. Brian, age 27, from Windsor, Ont.
F/O (BA) Ronald B. Gowan, age 21, from St. Andrews, N. B.
F/O (AG) John J. Milne, age 30, from Toronto, Ont.

[Sources:  //lostbombers.co.uk;  CWGC; They Shall Grow Not Old, Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, Manitoba]
  • Photo of Wilbur Moxley– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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