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Douglas Keith Moores

In memory of:

Flying Officer Douglas Keith Moores

August 3, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/17649

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

438 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Clinton Ray and Elsie Moores. Husband of Elizabeth Moores, of Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England.

Commemorated on Page 397 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIV. A. 1.

Location:

This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Letter– Letter to Mr. Moores about the circumstances of the crash.  LAC, Ottawa
  • Temporary Grave Marker– The grave of Moores.  LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of Douglas Keith Moores
  • Group Photo– 16 MAY 1941 PERSONNEL AT #8 S.F.T.S. MONCTON, N.B. 1. R64872 Barnett, C.D., Hillsboro, N.B.; 2. R76949 Graham, J.D., Yarmouth, N.S.; 3. R62970 Moores, D.K.,Yarmouth, N.S.; 4. R62972 O'Hanley, C.B.,Yarmouth, N.S., 5. R56378 Weary, J.A., Musgnodoboit, N.S.
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of DOUGLAS KEITH MOORES– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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