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Robert C Moore

Military

Flew first combat mission as CP on another crew. Flew 5 gas missions and 11 combat missions with original crew. Was reassigned to the 784th BS in November 1944 to take over the lead crew of Glen Alexander who was assigned as Operations Officer of the 786th BS. Flew 17 missions as lead Pilot for a total of 29 missions. From Oct. 1945 to May 1951, resumed civilian position at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH involved with research, development, and stanardization of USAF aircraft engine instruments. From May 1951 to October 1954 Recalled to active duty. Promoted to Major. From December 1954 to May 1970 Civilian employee at Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX. May 1970 Retired.

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC/ Certificate of Valor

Service

People

  • Burns Byram

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    After WW II, Burns completed medical school and became a doctor. He established his medical practice in Marengo, Iowa. He continued his interest in aviation, became a licensed pilot, and bought a P-51. He named his plane 'Tangerine. ' ...

  • Richard Chaney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Served as lead navigator on crews of Robert C. Moore and Glen Alexander.

  • Earl Daughman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Lowell Halls

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles McMillan

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Parks

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Served as lead RO on crews of Robert C. Moore and Glen Alexander.

  • Leonard Pierce

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Robison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Wounded by enemy fighters on 15th mission on 25 December 1944. After bombing troop and supply concentrations which were supporting the enemy in the Battle of the Bulge, three seperate fighters attacked my tail position. Fought off the 1st two but the...

  • Porter Stratton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar Navigator | 466th Bomb Group

  • Harry Tootell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 682

    18 October 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Paris, Illinois 19 March 1916
Lived in Dayton, OH, USA 1942

65 Stratford Avenue

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 June 2015 00:44:16 466thHistorian Changes to awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Self and Document & Page 358 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45)

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