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Wilbur L Moore

Military

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN medal.

Post war: Served in USAF in Korean conflict rising to Master Sergeant.

Service

People

  • Thomas Rivenbark

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308. ...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force

    9th Air Force

    Command

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 449th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31767 'Ginger'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt,France. Damaged badly enough by AAA [hit in port engine, which was feathered and undercarriage dropped, possibly hydraulic damage] on the 21-Apr-44 mission to cause the crew to bail...

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Adair County, MO, USA 6 April 1918

Son of Emma A Moore.

Lived in Missouri, USA 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 21 April 1944

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down / baled out 62600 Berck, France 21 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. POW. 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 21 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Buried Kirksville, MO 63501, USA December 1976

Highland Park Cemetery
Kirksville
Adair County
Missouri, USA

Died Adair County, MO, USA 9 December 1976

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 10:44:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61133839

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