You might recall a previous post in which I shared the unveiling of the K.O. Moore exhibit in our Main Gallery.
Wing Commander K.O. Moore DSO was certainly a hero of World War Two, earning an immediate Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and the US Silver Star by destroying two U-Boats in a 22 minute span. The combat took place at night as he and his No 224 Squadron RAF crew, in a Very Long Range Liberator, were tasked with keeping NAZI U-Boats away from the D Day invasion fleet. The U-Boats put up a hail of machine gun and cannon fire that he had to fly right through to complete his attack; he did so without flinching or failing. His crew sent the enemy contact message: ‘ saw two subs, sunk same’! He survived the war and went on to become an important RCAF leader in the post-War period.
Recently, Dave O’Malley wrote the amazing story for Vintage Wings of Canada. I thought you might like to read it on the Vintage Wings of Canada website. Special thanks to Dave for his permission to share! We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did here at the Museum!