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Carleton C Moore Jr

Military

Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Cologne mission 15-Oct-44; Crashed 1000yds from end of runway near Anstey Church, bomb load exploded on impact. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 15229

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

  • 603rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97746

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 91BG Bassingbourne 29/6/44 as GH a/c; transferred 602BS/398BG [K8-T] Nuthampstead 29/6/44; 601BS [3O-C]; 603BS [N7-T]; crashed on take off for Cologne 15/10/44 at Anstey, Herts....

Associated Place

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lexington, KY 1918

Son of Carleton C Moore Snr.

Enlisted Lexington, KY 9 January 1942
Based Nuthampstead 1944 – 15 October 1944

Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Vicinty Anstey Church 15 October 1944

Cologne mission 15-Oct-44; Crashed 1000yds from end of runway near Anstey Church, bomb load exploded on impact. KIA MACR 15229

Buried 17 October 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2019 17:45:35 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname, service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29435998
https://www.fold3.com/record/84187124-carleton-c-moore-jr
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763784?terms=Carleton%20C%20Moore

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement; 398th History, Vol II / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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